Skating enthusiasts will soon have a new space to practice kick flips and ollies with construction now underway on the Elliott Heads Recreation Plaza skate park.
Specialist company Trinity Skate Park Pty Ltd is on site to deliver the build after the design process underwent extensive community consultation.
The company is no stranger to local skate park construction, having completed the Central Park facility in Walla Street earlier this year.
CEO Clayton Farmer said the Elliott Heads Recreation Plaza would be a little different to what was achieved previously.
“This particular project is more of a street-style plaza, which instantly sets it apart from most of the other parks across the region,” he said.
“The area will include a wide variety of elements like ledges, rails, banks, hips, stairs, garden gaps and a featured loading dock to name a few.”
The Elliott Heads Recreation Plaza will be located on the foreshore between the kiosk and the community hall, co-locating the new skate facility with existing facilities such as the toilet block, playground and basketball court.
The skate park forms one section of the project, which once complete, is set to enhance and complement the Elliott Heads foreshore redevelopment that was constructed in 2019.
“As a company, we are looking forward to building another project within the Bundaberg Region and this time for the Elliott Heads community,” Clayton said.
“What we are looking forward to most about this project is being able to skate in a new park in such an amazing location that overlooks the beach and crystal clear waters of Elliott Heads.”
Divisional representative Cr Tanya McLoughlin said she was excited to see the project underway.
“This new facility will provide the perfect recreational area for families and is being built as a space that can be used by all in the community, no matter your age, ability or skillset,” she said.
Construction will be underway between 7 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday, with the project set to be completed by April 2023, weather permitting.
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The project is a joint initiative of Bundaberg Regional Council and the Queensland Government.