Youth get great out­doors


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THE much-an­tic­i­pated $1.5 mil­lion Kwinana Out­door Youth Space is now un­der con­struc­tion with com­ple­tion planned for later this year.

The multi-pur­pose fa­cil­ity will cater to a range of sports in­clud­ing scoot­ers, rollerblad­ing, skate­board­ing, park­our, bas­ket­ball and BMX.

Lo­cated along­side the Kwinana Ad­ven­ture Park and near the Zone Youth Space, the skate park will com­plete the youth precinct in the city cen­tre.

Mayor Carol Adams said con­struc­tion of the new fa­cil­ity was pro­gress­ing well.

“Ex­cite­ment is cer­tainly start­ing to build amongst the skat­ing com­mu­nity, with the fences now up and work un­der­way at Cal­ista Oval,” Cr Adams said.

She said it would pro­vide many ben­e­fits to the com­mu­nity.

“Not only does it sup­port par­tic­i­pa­tion in phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity, but also pro­vides a pos­i­tive and in­clu­sive so­cial space for young peo­ple,” she said.

Design and con­struc­tion of the Kwinana Out­door Youth Space is be­ing un­der­taken by Con­vic.

It has been jointly funded by the City of Kwinana, Lot­tery­west and the Depart­ment of Sport and Re­cre­ation.

A skat­ing com­mu­nity in Kwinana have been mak­ing use of a pop-up skate park at Hand­ford Place, de­signed to pro­vide a tem­po­rary fa­cil­ity while the new Out­door Youth Space is com­plete.

Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams with com­mu­nity rep­re­sen­ta­tives at a sod-turn­ing cer­e­mony to mark the start of con­struc­tion of the new skate park last week.

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