Have your say on skate parks

An online survey is giving young people in the Barossa a unique opportunity to comment on their preferences for skate parks in the region.

The Barossa Council is conducting the survey throughout May to seek youth views on the demand for skate parks and the facilities they offer.

The survey results will contribute to The Big Project, which prioritises what community infrastructure is built across the Barossa region in coming decades and how it is funded.

Youth Development Officer Brooke Chinner said Council is keen to know where demand is coming from and what type facilities are preferred.

“We’re asking if skate park users have a preference for smaller facilities in more places, or larger facilities in fewer locations,” she said.

“The facilities that make up a good skate park are also really important, so we’re asking people to rate things like shelter and shade, lighting, toilets and ramps and rails.”

Brooke said preliminary survey work shows demand is coming from multiple townships.

“Not surprisingly the early feedback we have gathered shows a preference for skate parks in the larger and growing townships of Angaston and Tanunda, followed by Williamstown and Lyndoch, but we’re keen to hear from as many young people as possible to ensure the feedback reflects what people across the region want,” she said.

“We also want to know why skate parks are important, to help us understand the bigger picture around how they contribute to young people’s health and wellbeing.”

The survey is open until June 9 2017. To take the survey or find out more information, visit the Barossa YAC facebook page, or www.ourbetterbarossa.com or contact Brooke on 8563 8415.