Media Release
Lithgow City Council

22 April 2009

Green light for new skate park

Following intense research and community consultation, Council has now settled on the existing skate park site at the Tony Luchetti Showground as the location for the new Lithgow skate park

 “This will be a brand new and well designed skate park that allows for a range of skating styles. In response to concerns raised by local skate board and bike riders in our recent community meetings, Council will fence the skate park to with access being from the street rather than through the Showground as is currently the case. This will improve security and access for skaters” said Mayor Neville Castle”

“I can also confirm that Council has been successful in obtaining $260,000 from the Federal Government’s Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program to construct this park” continued the Mayor.

“I am pleased that this decision has now been made and that we can move forward in the development of our new skate park. This has been a great win for our local youth” he said.

The Mayor went on to say that “The next step from here is the design stage which will involve further consultation with local skaters followed by construction which is scheduled for completion before September 30 this year. Council also hopes to incorporate seating and landscaping to ensure that we end up with a high quality and family friendly facility.”

Contact:

Mayor Neville Castle
Tel: 02 6354 9999
Fax: 02 6351 4259

Jason Hopkins
Community Development officer
Tel: (02) 6354 9999
Jason.hopkins@lithgow.nsw.gov.au