COUNCIL RAMPS UP SKATE PARK UPGRADE FOR GLEN INNES
Published on 24 October 2023
Council’s Skate Park Redevelopment Project moves into the construction phase.
Glen Innes Severn Council Mayor, Rob Banham said Council is looking forward to seeing the original site restored and revitilised into a fantastic new sport and recreation space for community members of all ages and abilities to enjoy.
“Council is delighted to be delivering local projects that will enhance the lives of residents in our community,” Cr Banham said.
“This is a great opportunity for the youth of our region to keep active and socially inclusive – all year round.”
Specialist contractor, CONVIC has been engaged by Council to redevelop the existing skate park at the current site. CONVIC has developed a global reputation for innovation and quality, building a wealth of national and international knowledge and experience in the process.
Utilising the existing skate park and mini ramp, CONVIC will combine old with new, while maximising a range of unique features to the space. The redevelopment will bring a range of new features that will vary in height and targeted skill level to appeal to a broad range of skate park users.
Additionally, CONVIC will combine street and transition skate obstacles in an open arrangement to create both looping and linear lines, allowing users to link the new features with the existing ones. Project designs and visualisations can be viewed on Council’s website at: https://bit.ly/3Q5REpF
Part of the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery (BSBR) Youth and Sports Precinct Upgrades and Connectivity grant, the project will be delivered in two components:
• Design and construct the redeveloped Skate Park
• Construction of the shared pathway route - connecting the Sports Precinct with Taylor Street, up to Glen Innes Public School and St Joseph’s School
Weather permitting, project works are expected to commence late October and completed by late December 2023.The site will be fenced off during construction, however surrounding facilities should not be disrupted. Council would like to thank the community in advance for their cooperation during the construction period.
This project received grant funding from the Australian Government and is supported by Glen Innes Severn Council.
Should any disruptions occur, or for more information, please contact Council’s Recreation and Open Spaces Team on (02) 6730 2300.