HAVE YOUR SAY HERE
A petition from local youths to construct a new and improved skate park at Stirk Park has received over 150 signatures and the proposal will be put forward to community for comment.
The petition said the area’s existing skate park (Kalamunda Skate Park) was not fit for purpose, given its location, poor condition and lack of facilities.
“The current skate park is located beside a busy road and is considered to present a danger to both skaters and families attending the park. It’s also a run-down, single purpose facility which does not lend itself to attracting new users.”
The youths suggested the skate park be relocated to Stirk Park to create an inclusive, active and safe space for people to come together.
“Stirk Park…is more central and will attract the attention of more casual traffic through the park. This location also importantly gives access to toilet facilities, more seating arrangements as well as the extensive grass area for non-skating family members to play and relax in close proximity.”
Mayor John Giardina congratulated the boys on taking the time to address the Council with their petition and for bringing forward the view of local youth.
The City of Kalamunda will undertake further consultation with community on the proposal to provide a new and improved skate facility at Stirk Park.
“We are committed to Stirk Park being a green open space where all generations of the community can gather to relax, play and meet up and enjoy its surrounds and tranquil setting.”
Have Your Say
Have your say on Kalamunda Skate Park and whether it should be relocated to Stirk Park, visit engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au.
Alternatively, hard copies of the survey are available during business hours at all local libraries as well as the City of Kalamunda Administration building. Hard copies can be submitted:
By Post: City of Kalamunda, POBox 42, Kalamunda WA 6926
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments close Wednesday 25 April 2018.
[First published: 27 March 2018]