Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash welcomed yesterday’s official cheque handover that will see the construction of the Yulunga Skate Park in Manyana.
Federal Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis joined Councillors, Council staff and local residents in handing over $85,000 to develop the new facility.
Mayor, Joanna Gash said she was very pleased to see Council and the Australian Government working together to provide youth focused infrastructure for the local community.
“I would like to thank Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis on the provision of funding for this very exciting community asset,” said Clr Gash.
“The Manyana community has been working closely with Council for the development of a skate park within their village for some time.
“In determining the location of the park within Manyana, Council engaged with the local community through social media and community forums.”
“Council also took the opportunity to allow the local community to have their say on the design of the park with local residents providing some very innovative ideas and suggestions that have been incorporated as part of the final detail design.”
“Research has demonstrated skate parks to be a fantastic avenue for young people to develop their social and interpersonal skills while taking part in a taxing form of physical activity.”
“Council has seen the success of similar parks throughout the Shoalhaven and I am sure the Manyana skate park will provide the community with an extremely well utilised public asset.”
The Mayor said Council have engaged contractor Exclusive Earthworks and United Skateparks after putting the detail design plans out to tender.
Construction is expected to be completed in June.
CONTACT: Mayor, Joanna Gash - 0427 160 172