Funds for skate parks


North Coast Times - - FRONT PAGE -

YANCHEP will soon have more ac­tiv­i­ties for youth with the State Gov­ern­ment pro­vid­ing fund­ing for a skate park and the City of Wan­neroo call­ing for tenders to build a play­ground.

Dur­ing the State Elec­tion cam­paign, But­ler MLA John Quigley promised to give the City $300,000 to build a skate park at Yanchep.

“I have per­suaded the Pre­mier to up that amount by 50 per cent so I now have avail­able $450,000,” he said.

“I’ve had dis­cus­sions with the City of Wan­neroo so I will hand over that $450,000 and their work­ers will build it.”

Mr Quigley said the skate park would be ad­ja­cent to the new foot­ball ovals in Yanchep, but the City’s com­mu­nity and place di­rec­tor Deb­bie Tere­linck said the lo­ca­tion was yet to be de­ter­mined.

“The City of Wan­neroo is cur­rently in­ves­ti­gat­ing po­ten­tial sites within Yanchep,” she said.

“The ex­act dates of de­liv­ery will be de­ter­mined by a num­ber of fac­tors, in­clud­ing com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tion, site se­lec­tion and plan­ning ap­proval re­quire­ments.

“Fund­ing re­quire­ments will be de­pen­dent upon fi­nal de­sign and project out­comes.

“As a cost com­par­i­son, the re­cent skate park project in Wan­neroo and a pro­posed project in Banksia Grove were both costed at $600,000.”

Mrs Tere­linck said the play­ground ten­der re­lated to con­struc­tion of a play space at the Yanchep play­ing fields.

“The play­ground will be con­structed dur­ing the fi­nal stage of the Yanchep ac­tive open space project,” she said.

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