Skate park ap­proved

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

TIC tac races, long­est man­u­als, slaloms and the crab-walk are just some of the moves com­ing to Mt Perry soon.

At last week’s budget meet­ing, North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil ap­proved a skate park for Mt Perry’s youth, and granted par­tial fund­ing to­wards the project.

The an­nounce­ment ex­cited Mt Perry State School prin­ci­pal Kody Kay and her stu­dents.

“There isn’t a lot for them to do in Mt Perry,” Ms Kay said. “A skate park is an out­let to ex­plore and to cre­ate some friends.”

Bai­ley Ni­chol­son agreed it would be a good place for bike rid­ers to hang out.

“It should be built. My neigh­bour rides a push bike too,” Bai­ley said.

Class­mate Cody Brown said the “awe­some” news meant he would “use it ev­ery time” he was in town.

Coun­cil­lor John Bowen said he gave sup­port to the project as there were limited sports fa­cil­i­ties in Mt Perry.

“The big at­trac­tion is crawl­ing up and down the (army) tank (lo­cated in the park),” Cr Bowen said.

As the Mt Perry com­mu­nity would jointly fund the project with the coun­cil, Cr Bowen was keen to ex­plore com­mu­nity fundrais­ing op­tions.

PHOTO: SHIRLEY WAY

PARK JOY: Chev­elle Klei­don, Cody Brown and Bai­ley Ni­chol­son say a skate park in Mt Perry is “awe­some”.

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