Skate Park at Kangaroo Bay gets go ahead

The Clarence City Council has accepted a tender of $1.14m for the construction of a Skate Park at Kangaroo Bay.

The Skate Park will deliver a high quality facility in Clarence and complement the Kangaroo Bay precinct as a social and recreational hub.

Clarence Acting Mayor, Alderman Jock Campbell, said the Skate Park will deliver an important social benefit for the youth of the City.

“The Council is delighted to see the Skate Park come to fruition as it will be a place for our young people to meet and enjoy for many years to come,” Alderman Campbell said.

“This is a high quality facility on a national scale. We have received many positive comments so far about this project, particularly from skateboarding bodies who believe this facility could host future national skateboarding events.

“The Skate Park is also another important step in the revitalisation of Kangaroo Bay. It will add to the vibrancy of the area and become a place for friends and family to gather.”  

The idea for a Skate Park was initially raised in a petition from young people to improve the facilities for skaters in a central location in the City. Consultation was conducted with sporting clubs based at Kangaroo Bay, the Council’s youth group, the Department of Education and Rosny College who helped shape the project.

“I would like to thank everyone who gave suggestions on the development of the Skate Park, as well as the Tasmanian Government who provided $140,000 towards the cost of it.”

Initial preparation of the site will begin next week and it is expected that the Skate Park will be completed in February 2016.

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