The demolition of the Walla Street skate bowl in Central Park is set to take place in early May, making way for the construction of a brand new facility for skating enthusiasts.
Mayor Jack Dempsey said the state-of-the-art facility was part of Council's commitment in enhancing liveability and promoting healthy and active lifestyles in the community.
“Council is continuously adding to our outdoor spaces through new pathways and recreational areas for residents and visitors to our region to enjoy,” he said.
“Through these many projects we aim to meet the diverse recreation needs of the community, promote social inclusion and provide health and wellness benefits.
“This skate park ticks all of those boxes.”
Mayor Dempsey said after extensive community consultation and a rigorous design process, it was exciting to see the final stages unfolding.
“The new skate park will be a fantastic addition to our region, providing a top facility for skaters to practice, to refine and to finesse their skills,” he said.
“It will also offer up new experiences for those just learning to ride and skate, for families looking to get out and about with the kids and for residents wanting to try something new.
“I am looking forward to seeing the skate park come to life in the coming months.”
Divisional representative Cr Tracey McPhee said the area in Central Park would be ready for skating enthusiasts to enjoy by the end of the year.
“After the demolition process, construction will follow for about 28 to 30 weeks with the skatepark set to be finished in December, weather permitting,” she said.
“Once completed, the new facility will not only be a boost for our skating community, but the revitalised area will also bring about a whole new look to Central Bundaberg.”
Cr McPhee said Bundaberg Regional Council had undertaken extensive community consultation and planning to ensure the creation of a diverse recreational space.
“The planning process started with pre-design workshops, surveys and on-site consultation held in February 2020,” she said.
“A stakeholder group was formed combining local skateboard riders, BMX riders, scooter and rollerblade riders and freestyle roller skaters.
“The end result is a design featuring multi-level ramps and stairways, plenty of shade and three separate skate areas where enthusiasts can refine their skills.
“The perimeter of the park will be accessible to people with a disability and new accessible toilet amenities are being built.”
The Central Park ‘Walla Street Skate Park’ upgrade is a joint initiative of Bundaberg Regional Council and the Queensland Government.
Keep up to date with progress here.
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