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Feedback wanted for Skate Park

Saturday, 7th April, 2018

The designs for the new skate park which have been put out by Council for public feedback. PICTURE: Broken Hill City Council The designs for the new skate park which have been put out by Council for public feedback. PICTURE: Broken Hill City Council

Broken Hill City Council is seeking public opinion on its plans to build a new skate park in Sturt Park. 

This project was listed as a priority by the Chairman of Council’s ‘Our Economy’ Portfolio, Councillor Branko Licul, in response to requests from residents to have it upgraded.

Clr Licul said a new park would provide entertainment for the city’s youth, and improve the city’s overall liveability.

“If we are to attract residents to the city and ensure Broken Hill remains a great place to live, it’s essential that we have free recreational facilities that can compete with other regional centres,” he said.

“The existing skate park is popular with kids and their families, but it’s no secret it needs a significant upgrade. 

“Providing a new facility to make Broken Hill more liveable for new and existing families would be an outcome that fits perfectly with the Stronger Country Communities fund’s purpose.”

Clr Licul invited young people and their families to visit Council’s Facebook page and provide input on what the new skate park should look like.

“We have a Facebook post up with a few examples of skate park configurations, and we want to know what people like, what they don’t like, and what they’d like to see in a new facility,” he said. 

“I’d encourage everyone to get on there and have their say. The more people that give us input, the stronger case we can make.”

Funding will be sought through the latest round of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities fund, which closes on May 4.

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