Myrtleford Skate Park meeting yields positive results

17 July 2014

THE redevelopment of the Myrtleford Skate Park will now move on to the detailed design stage, after a meeting with users helped cement the direction for the project this week.

More than 15 skate park users attended a community meeting with members of the Myrtleford Skate Park Reference Group and Council staff to establish the design direction based on preliminary works.

Council’s Community Officer – Facilities and Engagement Dave Stokie said early design works completed by Melbourne-based Skate Park, Youth and Community-based Design company Enlocus provided a strong starting point for the project.

“In 2012 Enlocus and Council held a meeting with users to learn what they wanted from their park,” he said.

“Enlocus listened to the community and came back with a design that reinvigorates the existing park and adds street run elements linking the top section and the main park.

“We held this week’s meeting to check whether that was still what skaters wanted, and the design was still very close to spot on, apart from the odd small tweak here and there.

“This means we can move straight to detailed design stage, incorporating those changes, then meet with skate park users again to check they’re happy with the final design.

“After that we can put the design out to tender for construction and get underway delivering this project.”

The Myrtleford Skate Park Redevelopment is being funded by a $100,000 State Government grant, $60,000 from Council, $5000 from the community and $5000 from in-kind community assistance.

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