Skate park investment begins

Construction has begun on two pump tracks at the Nuriootpa Skate Park to cater for a wide range of user groups.

It comes on the back of community consultation by  Council earlier in the year which showed demand for more facilities, including a pump track for young and beginner users and another for the more advanced and adventurous.

Other potential upgrades include a water bubbler and shade or shelter following the loss of shade trees in last year’s floods.

Meanwhile, community consultation is also taking place to determine priorities for skate parks in Angaston and Williamstown. 

Youth Development Officer Brooke Chinner said Council was fortunate to be working alongside professional BMX rider Andrew Guerry, who has relocated from the Gold Coast and builds motocross and mountain bike tracks.

“We’ve been really fortunate to have Andrew’s guidance and advice around consultation and build of pump tracks in the region, and he’s a great asset to have in this process,” Brooke said.

“These projects represent a significant investment in the region’s skate parks and will not only see upgrades at three sites, but also strengthen partnerships with youth and their parents, which is a strong driver for positive youth health and wellbeing outcomes,” she said.

Other locations within the region will be considered as part of a larger strategy within The Big Project.