Skate park for Xmas

Chinchilla News - - NEWS -

SKATE­BOARD­ING en­thu­si­asts can ex­pect a new skate park for Christ­mas this year, with work on the project to be­gin late Au­gust or early Septem­ber for a Novem­ber open­ing.

Com­ple­tion of the park should co­in­cide with the be­gin­ning of the sum­mer school hol­i­day pe­riod, which should be wel­come news for chil­dren in the re­gion.

The project has been driven by Chin­chilla res­i­dents Brad Eh­lers and wife Clau­dia Eh­lers, who col­lected more than 400 sig­na­tures and pe­ti­tioned West­ern Downs Re­gional Coun­cil for the project.

The re­de­vel­op­ment of the skate park is funded by $100,000 of the coun­cil’s cap­i­tal works al­lo­ca­tion and a fur­ther $200,000 as part of the Queens­land Gov­ern­ment’s Works for Queens­land Pro­gram.

Con­crete Skateparks man­ag­ing direc­tor Rob Lew­ers said his com­pany looked for­ward to de­liv­er­ing the project for the com­mu­nity.

“The skate park will be for all dif­fer­ent user types, ages and skill lev­els from be­gin­ner through to ad­vanced and will al­low demon­stra­tions and com­mu­nity events such as skate days that Chin­chilla can host.”

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