Regional Skate Park and New Playspace for San Remo
San Remo will be home to the region’s best skate park and a new play space thanks to the Bass Coast Shire Council and the State Government.
At a recent announcement on the San Remo foreshore, Minister for Sport, the Hon John Eren MP announced a $650,000 commitment through the Community Sport and Infrastructure Program, Major Facilities Fund. This major grant will be matched by Bass Coast Shire Council through its Resort and Recreation Fund ($360,000) and Skate Park Capital Reserve ($290,000).
The project will be delivered in the 2019/20 year, with detailed designs to be undertaken over the coming months.
‘The Channel’ will incorporate a competition sized skate area with bowl and street area, along with a new play area which will accommodate children of all ages. It will be situated on the green space between Marine Parade and Phillip Island Road, at the foot of the Phillip Island bridge.
Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, said the new recreation space will be a fantastic asset to the local community and skaters from right across Bass Coast
“Since Council adopted its Skate Strategy earlier this year, we have been working with key stakeholders including the local traders association, VicRoads, the foreshore management committee, state departments and the local skate community to make this project happen,” Cr Rothfield said.
“Council understands the important use of the space on the foreshore and will be working with the community to ensure that it is best designed to continue to support events and activities, along with providing a new and improved play area for children of all ages.”
It is expected that the regional skate park will add to the local economy through attracting major skating events, and providing a regional facility which people will travel to use.
‘The Channel’ is one of many upcoming skate projects as identified in the Skate Strategy including the replacement of Cowes Skate Park and new skate spaces at both Corinella and Grantville.