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The strategy outlines our plans to construct two new skate parks, upgrade 11 and remove five that are not delivering value for the community. In locations where they are to be removed, we will either build new skateparks in better locations or upgrade existing skateparks nearby.

The document will be used to attract funding for upgrades and replacements.

The future plans for the region...

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exhibition period

The draft strategy was on public exhibition for community feedback from 28 September - 2 November 2023, where we received 54 formal submissions.

The feedback received from the community was considered and some changes were made to the draft document.

The strategy was then adopted by the elected Council at the 13 December 2023 Ordinary Meeting.

community Feedback

The feedback from the submissions were mainly location based relating to the specific location that the person lives in. Overall, there was strong support for the existance of the strategy and particularly strong support for the construction of a district level skate park at Providence Bay Park, Hawks Nest.

Changes in response to submissions

Feedback on the issues at the Harrington skate park are supported by Council and the Harrington skate park has been upgraded from a long-term priority to short-term. As a result the Nabiac skatepark as been moved to a long-term prioirty.


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    May - November 2022

    We asked the community to tell us how they use outdoor spaces in the MidCoast to develop the draft Open Space and Recreation Strategy

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    November 2022 - April 2023

    The draft strategy was written considering all feedback and information. The feedback was the community wanted us to do more with skateparks, so we outlined we would develop a Skatepark Strategy to address this.

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    July 2023

    The Open Space and Recreation Strategy was adopted by Council.

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    July - September 2023

    The draft Skatepark Strategy was developed.

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    28 September - 2 November 2023

    The draft Skatepark Strategy on public exhibition for community comment.

  • Timeline item 6 - complete

    November - December 2023

    Feedback will be considered before being presented to Council for final endorsement.

  • Timeline item 7 - complete

    13 December 2023

    Endorsed by Council

playground strategy

We have several strategies that make up our Open Space and Recreation strategy.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live, the Gathang-speaking people and pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who now reside in the MidCoast Council area. We extend our respect to elders past and present, and to all future cultural-knowledge holders.

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