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Byford Skate Park takes shape

Site works for stage one of the project commencing late June.

19 June 2017
Skate 490 x 290

The long-anticipated Byford skate park is starting to take shape, with site works for stage one of the project commencing late June.

Located in the Briggs Park recreation precinct, the skate park was partly designed by local youths and will provide a new facility for them to enjoy socialising and exercising.

The project ties in with the activation of youth services and programs available at the SJ Community Recreation Centre through YMCA. It also signals the implementation of the Briggs Park Master Plan.

Shire President, Councillor John Erren, said that Council is excited to see work commence on this long awaited project, ensuring that the young people in the community are active and engaged.

“The need to support young people is greater than ever. Council is providing our community with this new facility to give our kids a space to belong and participate as active members of our community. We’re aiming to support this into the future with programs and services that can operate from a shared space at the same location,” Cr Erren said.

“We’re acting now to create a cohesive engaged community to prevent the antisocial behaviour issues prevalent in other suburbs.”

Carving Concrete Skateparks has been awarded the contract for the construction of stage one of the Byford Skate Park. Concrete construction of the skate park will commence at the end of July, with the official opening due to be celebrated later this year.