The community of York has been crying out for a skate park for over 10 years, and thanks to a $350,000 investment from the Morrison Government, this much wanted project will finally become a reality.
The York Skate Park, which will form part of the Avon Foreshore redevelopment, has long been identified as a key community project, and will serve to enhance the vibrancy and connectivity of the local community.
The $350,000 in funding will be delivered through the Morrison Government’s Community Development Grants Programme.
Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, who has been campaigning for the York Skate Park for some time, said he was extremely proud to be able to deliver this much-wanted project for the people of York.
“The positive impacts of community projects like the York Skate Park cannot be understated,” Mr Porter said.
“Skate parks are important community projects – they get kids off the couch, keep them active and healthy and help promote community engagement and cohesion.
“I am proud to have fought for this project for our local community, and even prouder to have been able to secure the funds to see this project finally become a reality.”
Shire of York President, Cr David Wallace, welcomed this announcement and said the construction of the skate park would benefit the whole community.
“Our youth have wanted a skate park for over ten years, and this will be the perfect centrepiece for the Avon Foreshore redevelopment,” Cr Wallace said.
“I am extremely proud that this project has been realised, and I thank Christian for fighting for our community to secure these funds.”