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