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Regional Skate Park plans shift

Regional Skate Park plans shift

Friday 29 March 2019

Independent experts have deemed the proposed San Remo Foreshore location for the Regional Skate Park and Playspace unsuitable for the regional skate park.

Aspirations for a regional skate facility, meeting the needs of all types of skaters, simply could not be achieved for a variety of reasons, including protecting existing Cyprus trees and restrictions on the scale of the facility due to underground infrastructure and soil conditions.

Council is committed to delivering a Regional Skate Park and Playspace Project as identified in its Skate Strategy 2018. The Strategy identifies the Newhaven and San Remo area as the preferred location for the regional facility, given its central location within the Shire.

In conjunction with Sport and Recreation Victoria, Council will now investigate alternative sites for the Regional Skate Park in consultation with the community. Details on the consultation process will be available in the near future.

Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Brett Tessari, said a Regional Skate Park and Playspace is an amazing project and asset for the whole region. “We are committed to the project and will now look at potential new sites,” Cr Tessari said.

“We remain positive about delivering our first truly regional skate park facility.”

Council values the community’s commitment in providing feedback on this project and further consultation regarding alternative sites will be undertaken.

The consultation will focus on the feasibility of sites for the project and a design that suits the location and the needs of the local community.

Council is looking forward to realising the delivery of this exciting project for the community.