Moore Park Beach is set to get a new skate park and the community is invited to have its say on the project this week.
The development forms part of the Moore Park Beach Masterplan which aims to raise the profile of the coastal town as a place to visit for holiday makers or day trips.
Divisional Representative Cr Jason Bartels said upgrading the original skate park as part of the Masterplan would create more recreation opportunities for locals and visitors alike while adding to the vibrancy of the area.
“The current skate park, while much-loved, is nearing the end of its useable life,” he said.
“There was a perfect opportunity to feature plans to replace the skate park as part of the Moore Park Beach Masterplan which, once completed, will continue to add to the vitality of our region.
“The aim of the new skate park will not only be to revitalise the area, but to also meet the diverse recreation needs of the community, promote social inclusion and provide health and wellness benefits.”
Cr Bartels said community consultation sessions about how the skate park could be designed would take place from this Friday onwards.
“Specialist consultants Trinity Skate Parks will be asking current skate park users what they like about the current skate park, what they use it for, and what they would like to see in a new skate park,” he said.
“The team at Trinity are professionals in the skate park design world and have been involved with the current work at the Walla Street skate bowl in Central Park.”
Cr Bartels said for those who could not make it to the consultation sessions, a survey was available to partake in until the end of the school holidays.
“We want to hear from all skate park users and invite those interested in the project to head online to complete the survey or to come along to one of the consultations sessions this week,” he said.
School sessions will be held this Friday at Bundaberg North State High School and Moore Park Beach State Primary School.
Public consultation sessions for the skate park upgrade:
Friday, 10 September from 3.30pm to 5.30pm at Moore Park Beach Skate Park
Saturday, 11 September from 9am to 12.30pm at Hinkler Central Shopping Centre (Community Corner outside Woolworths)
Saturday, 11 September from 3pm to 5pm at Moore Park Beach Skate Park
An online survey will be open until the end of the school holidays – have your say here.