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
The document will be used to attract funding for upgrades and replacements.
The future plans for the region...
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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.
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
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