Corowa Skate Park extension takes shape
Published on 22 June 2020
Works to extend the renowned Corowa Skatepark are causing great excitement among local youth and families.
Contractors Haley Constructions and Federation Council are progressively working towards delivering the $327,560 upgrade project at present.
The extension of the Corowa Skatepark will improve the usability and appeal of this important asset for Council’s youngest residents by catering for a broader range of ages and skill.
Federation Council Mayor Pat Bourke said the project to create a youth activation area that offers young people an alternative recreation option to traditional sports and encourages social connections was progressing well.
“This extension project is creating much excitement with our youth and local families which is just fantastic,” he said.
“Council is delivering a suite of infrastructure projects at present which will all support our community and our youngest residents, as well as attract visitation from across the wider region.”
The project secured $333,170 through the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Major Project Fund and is also being supported through funds raised by the Corowa Skate Park Committee ($16,130).
Mayor Bourke said the concept designs were developed in close consultation with the Skate Park Committee and have been used as a basis to engage expert consultants and progress more detailed planning for the project.
“The need to re-work the design and plan for the extension provided Council with the opportunity to consult with our Skate Park Committee and more broadly to ensure the very best outcome was achieved in respect to the new design,” he said.
“Council would like to take every opportunity to continually thank our youngest residents who have been involved in the project, as well as the Skate Park Committee who have helped Council to understand the needs and expectations of users to deliver this new fantastic extension design. Council looks forward with great anticipation to an official opening.”