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Bass Coast Skate Strategy 2017

The need for a Shire wide Skate Strategy was identified through Council’s Recreation Plan 2009-14 and Sport and Active Recreation Needs Assessment Study 2016.

Skate industry experts CONVIC have been appointed to lead the development of the Bass Coast Skate Strategy 2017.

The Strategy will be crucial for Council’s forward planning and will inform on the future location and design of skate parks for the next ten years.

Working alongside Council, CONVIC will lead the way through a series of community consultation opportunities, which will take place in 2017.

It is expected that throughout the project, skate park enthusiasts will have various ways to share their thoughts on the current facilities provided and where and how future facilities should be considered.

Strategy Update

Skate Park Strategy newsletter 4

The Draft Bass Coast Skate Strategy 2017 is available for community feedback.

Since the project commenced in October 2016, CONVIC has been busily preparing the draft documents through their investigation, consultation, analysis, selection and design stages of the project

Council is encouraging all skating and wheeled sports enthusiasts to read through the Draft Bass Coast Skate Background Report and Draft Bass Coast Skate Strategy and provide written responses to Mark Lindsay, Coordinator Recreation and Culture mark.lindsay@basscoast.vic.gov.au by midnight on Sunday 12 November, 2017.

Bass Coast Shire Skate Strategy - 2017 Strategy Report (PDF 2.5MB)

Bass Coast Shire Skate Strategy - 2017 Background Report (PDF 9MB)

Next Steps

Once feedback has been collected and assessed, the final Strategy will be presented to Councillors for consideration. This is expected to occur in early 2018.

Locations


There are three skate parks and a mini-ramp in Bass Coast:

Mobile Skate Ramp

Council’s Mobile Skate Ramp rotates between Corinella, Coronet Bay, Grantville and Newhaven, providing those communities and surrounding townships a fun, all abilities skate facility. To see when it will be in your area, download the Relocation Calendar (PDF 2.1MB).

The mobile ramp is maintained and relocated by Mobile Skate Parks Australia, owners and creators of the ramp on a set calendar each year.

Safe Skating

Riding skateboards, rollerblades, BMXs and scooters are popular activities among many local youth and visitors. Remember -  injuries can easily be prevented by wearing basic protective gear - so make sure you wear it!

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