Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash joined Federal Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis in inspecting works on the Sanctuary Point Skate Park at Francis Ryan Reserve this morning.
Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis also took the opportunity to provide Council with a cheque for $170,000 to complete construction of the high quality facility.
Mayor, Gash said she was delighted to see construction works having already commenced on the new skate park saying she was particularly excited to see the works that had already taken place over the past four weeks.
The Mayor said Council undertook significant consultation with local residents prior to the engagement of a consultant to undertake the detailed design.
“I would like to thank Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis on today’s presentation of $170,000 towards the construction of a skate park in Sanctuary Park,” said Clr Gash.
“It was fantastic to see children from Sanctuary Point Public School attend this morning’s event. They were over the moon to see the results of their input being used while looking forward to testing out the completed facility.”
“Local residents have been working with Council to ensure the development of a skate park at Francis Ryan Reserve for some time and it is extremely pleasing to see this project almost completed.
“Council held a public meeting and engaged with local businesses and schools as well as community groups and local youth in coming up with ideas prior to the development of the project plan.”
“These comments were provided to the consultant to incorporate into the design while the community was also provided with an opportunity to comment on the concept designs.”
“Once completed, the Sanctuary Point Skate Park will provide the local community with a fantastic recreational facility and a vibrant meeting hub for people of all ages.”
Construction on the facility commenced in late April with works already progressing ahead of schedule.
CONTACT: Mayor, Joanna Gash - 0427 160 170