COLBY’S PE­TI­TION PAYS OFF

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

YOUNG Cooya Beach scooter rider Colby Tay­lor’s bud­get wish has been granted. Dou­glas Shire Coun­cil has com­mit­ted $150,000 in the 2018-19 An­nual Bud­get to ex­ten­sion and ren­o­va­tions at the Moss­man Skate Park. The Moss­man State School stu­dent lodged a pe­ti­tion re­quest­ing an ex­ten­sion to the skate bowl to cater for in­creased users at the pop­u­lar park. Colby is head­ing off to Mel­bourne soon and will take notes to bring back ideas for the ex­ten­sion. He al­ready has a few items on the wish list, like a bowl, rails, stairs, and se­cu­rity cam­eras to stop the graf­fiti. “It feels good to know some­thing could hap­pen, I’m look­ing for­ward to it,” Colby told the Mayor Ju­lia Leu said the up­grades would be a huge ben­e­fit to Dou­glas Shire youth. “We have lis­tened to our young peo­ple and de­liv­er­ing in­fra­struc­ture that makes Dou­glas Shire more at­trac­tive to them,” she said. “I am so im­mensely proud to be able to com­mit to this great project, which will no doubt com­ple­ment ex­ist­ing fa­cil­i­ties.” Coun­cil will con­sult with park users be­fore fi­nal­is­ing a de­sign. It comes af­ter Coun­cil built a $131,000 Pump track at the Port Dou­glas Sports Com­plex in Septem­ber last year.”

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