Skate park is set to cop a spray

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

A GROUP of young street artists will re­spray the Perry Lakes Skate Park over four days in Oc­to­ber.

The an­nual re­spray by peo­ple aged be­tween 12 and 25 years will take place from Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 6 to Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 10.

This year’s theme will be the strug­gle be­tween na­ture and de­vel­op­ment.

Town of Cam­bridge act­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive Ja­son Lyon said the an­nual project was co- or­di­nated through the Town’s youth ser­vices.

“As part of the project, young peo­ple are taught ur­ban art de­sign and spray­ing tech­niques by a pro­fes­sional ur­ban artist,” Mr Lyon said.

“Those in­volved also gain a sense of own­er­ship and pride in the skate park, and the reg­u­lar re­spray acts as an ef­fec­tive de­ter­rent to graf­fiti.”

Mr Lyon said the Town would be ex­pand­ing the Perry Lakes Skate Park, which was built in 2001, over stages.

“Coun­cil com­mit­ted $250,000 to the Stage 1 project, which is bud­geted to be con­structed in early 2015, sub­ject to se­cur­ing the ad­di­tional fund­ing from Lot­tery­west,” he said.

“This stage in­cludes a tran­si­tion flow area, con­trast­ing street ob­sta­cles, path­ways and a bas­ket­ball court and land­scap­ing. This would be first time the park has been up­graded, how­ever over the years, mi­nor re­pair work and rou­tine main­te­nance has been car­ried out.”

Pic­ture: Sophie Gabrielle

Josh Higgs, Ryan Scott, Topaz Kn­odel and Rachael Stott at a work­shop ahead of the re­spray­ing project.

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