Banksia Grove fa­cil­i­ties open to the pub­lic

Wanneroo Times - - News -

Two new com­mu­nity fa­cil­i­ties in Banksia Grove were of­fi­cially opened by Mayor Tracey Roberts on 27 Oc­to­ber. The ea­gerly awaited Banksia Grove Skate Park is al­ready prov­ing a hit with the young and young at heart, with many show­ing off their skate, scooter and BMX skills. A free com­mu­nity event was held to cel­e­brate the open­ing, with a skate com­pe­ti­tion, ac­tiv­i­ties, stalls, food trucks and free bar­beque or­gan­ised by a pas­sion­ate group of young vol­un­teers, with sup­port from City youth of­fi­cers. Banksia Grove Skate Park is a jointly funded project be­tween the City of Wan­neroo, Lot­tery­west and Banksia Grove De­vel­op­ment, at a cost of $600,000. A new sport ameni­ties build­ing, Gran­dis Park Pav­il­ion, also opened its doors on the same day. Com­pris­ing change rooms, a multi-pur­pose hall, kiosk, first aid room, stor­age spa­ces and sport flood­light­ing, the $3 mil­lion project com­ple­ments the new skate park and Banksia Grove Ed­u­ca­tion and District Open Space. The De­part­ment of Lo­cal Govern­ment, Sport and Cul­tural In­dus­tries con­trib­uted $890,000 for the project through its Com­mu­nity Sport­ing and Recre­ation Fa­cil­i­ties fund. Mayor Tracey Roberts said both fa­cil­i­ties would ben­e­fit res­i­dents of Banksia Grove and sur­round­ing sub­urbs for many years to come. “The City of Wan­neroo is com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing fa­cil­i­ties that en­able our res­i­dents to be ac­tive and healthy,” she said. “The new skate park is sure to be a pop­u­lar place for lo­cal young peo­ple to get ac­tive and meet new friends while work­ing on their skat­ing, scooter and BMX skills.”

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