Wellington Shire Council is delighted to confirm that the $530,000 refurbishment of the Sale Skate Park is complete. The construction fencing was removed on the weekend (Saturday 13 May) and the skate park is available for use by the community.
The refurbishment of the skate park includes new jumps, ramps, bleacher seats and grinding edges, remedial works to the existing skate bowl and construction of a new multicourt and seating.
Federal Member for Gippsland, the Hon Darren Chester, and Wellington Shire Council Mayor Carolyn Crossley said the skate park was a wonderful asset for the community.
“The new skate park has been designed for the whole community to use, providing a safe family-friendly environment where families can have a barbecue, shoot some hoops, pick up a skateboard or get on a scooter,” Mr Chester said.
“The skate park, as part of the broader Port of Sale redevelopment, is a tourism drawcard and will bring skaters and families into the Wellington Shire.”
Mayor Carolyn Crossley said: “The upgrades that have been completed to the skate park are looking fantastic and I know that the skate park users have been chomping at the bit for it to be officially available for use.
“Council worked very closely with community representatives of Sale skate park users throughout the pre-planning and design process so it is great to see their vision come to fruition.
“The contractors, Precision Skate Parks, has worked hard to complete the upgrades in a relatively short timeframe, and has done a great job.
“I am sure we will see the skate park buzzing with users of all ages and skating and riding abilities in no time.”
There will still be works to complete around the skate park over the coming months as access paths, climbing nets and barbecue shelters are constructed as part of the larger Port of Sale precinct redevelopment project. Council asks that skate park users and community members remain mindful of this and follow any construction work signage that may be in place over the coming months.