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New skate park for Nhill

UNIQUE CHALLENGES: DJ Clyde does tricks at the new Dimboola Skate Park. Nhill is also set to receive a new skate park following projects at Dimboola and Rainbow. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

UNIQUE CHALLENGES: DJ Clyde does tricks at the new Dimboola Skate Park. Nhill is also set to receive a new skate park following projects at Dimboola and Rainbow. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Nhill will become the latest Hindmarsh Shire town to benefit from a new skate park.
Hindmarsh Shire Council has won a $100,000 State Government Community Sports Infrastructure Fund grant for the project at Jaypex Park.
Hindmarsh mayor Ron Ismay said the council and Nhill community would contribute the balance of money for the project, which should be underway mid-year.
“This is a great outcome for the community of Nhill,” he said.
“Council received funding from the same Sport and Recreation Victoria grant program to construct new skate parks at Dimboola and Rainbow, and to now receive advice that funding has been made available for Nhill is fantastic news.”
Cr Ismay said securing funding for a third skate park highlighted the importance of strategic planning.
“All three of these skate parks were identified and supported at community planning meetings during the development of the Hindmarsh Shire Sport and Recreation Strategy, Nhill Community Precinct Plan and similar planning documents for Dimboola and Rainbow,” he said.
“The new skate park will be constructed from concrete and will be designed in such a way that they will encourage and challenge new and experienced skaters alike.”
Cr Ismay said the Nhill skate park would feature a different design to its Dimboola and Rainbow counterparts.
He said having varying designs would provide three unique challenges for participants across the shire.
“Careful consideration and assessments have been undertaken to determine the best possible location of the Nhill skate park and after consultation with the community, and in particular the youth of Nhill, it will be constructed at Jaypex Park,” he said.
“Other identified locations were assessed, with the Jaypex Park location being the preferred site.”
Cr Ismay said the location would ensure easy pedestrian access from Victoria Street.
He said public toilets, the town’s soundshell, playgrounds and picnic areas were located nearby.
“As Jaypex Park is a very popular location for both Nhill residents and visitors travelling through Nhill, the inclusion of a new modern designed skate park will enhance this reputation and provide another activity,” he said.
“Because of the location beside Victoria Street, security fencing will be installed alongside the skate park.
“While a concept design has been established as part of the funding application, further opportunities to have input into the final design will be available.”
Cr Ismay said funding would not be available until the 2018-2019 financial year.
He said he expected the final design and awarding of contracts would be carried out in mid to late 2018, with construction to start as soon as possible after that.
People can call economic and community development manager Phil King on 5391 4444 or 0429 406 709 or email pking@hindmarsh.vic.gov.au for more information about the project.

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