Following years of lobbying by the Hallidays Point community, MidCoast Council has given its tick of approval to the establishment of a skate park.
At last week's June monthly ordinary meeting, councillors approved the preferred site at Wylie Breckenridge Park, Black Head.
However, with no budget set aside for the construction or design of the facility, the community now has to source funding for the project.
Wylie Breckenridge, which hosts the monthly Black Head Bazaar from October to April, was identified the preferred location by both the community and council earlier this year.
Hallidays Point resident Claire Pontin said MidCoast Council was looking for a compromise between the bazaar and skate park committees.
"This is the best compromise possible; it was never going to please everyone," she said.
"(The bazaar) is very popular; we were keen for it not to have a significant impact on the bazaar," she said.
As both a resident and councillor, Cr Pontin said there had been a need for a skate park for many years.
This approval was the key to exploring our (funding) options.Simon Duber
"The area needs more facilities for young kids."
While three trees would be removed to accommodate the skate park, council has assured these would be replaced with 10 additional trees and two squirrel glider nesting boxes.
Council senior ecologist will advise on suitable species.
Hallidays Point Community Skatepark committee member, Simon Duber said his group was thrilled with council's decision.
"It's been such a long standing battle; it's been going on for decades," Mr Duber said.
"This approval was the key to exploring our (funding) options," he said.
He explained without council approval the group would not have been able to source funding for the project.
"We are hoping to work towards getting funds through grant opportunities.
"Fundraising is difficult and we believed the community should have money in their pockets to spend at local businesses."
Mr Duber said council and the community had been very supportive of the project
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