Plans for the long awaited skate park at Hallidays Point are rolling along with a concept design showcased to the community earlier this month via Facebook and Instagram.
"The entire community is absolutely buzzing with excitement," Hallidays Point Skatepark committee member, Simon Duber said.
"From literally hundreds of positive comments we have only come across one complaint, the classic 'money should be spent on our roads first' was the sole non constructive comments received," Mr Duber said.
Guided by feedback from a survey conducted late last year, the committee has put together a design incorporating banks, a bowl feature and good flow in the skatepark with ledges and manual pads.
"The most requested 'one dream feature' was for a halfpipe and high emphasis placed on creating a park that would cater for a wide range of skill levels and foster progression for all type of users."
Mr Duber said the lower section of the park would be edged with seating blocks which offered a more learner friendly space with ramps and features from 30cm to 90cm.
"Moving to the mid-section is a double mini with 120cm and ramps and 90cm spin, and lastly the upper section of the park stretches out featuring an open ended bowl with ramp varying from 150cm-210cm high.
The skatepark has creatively stitched together the several hips, roll-overs stepdowns, blends, ledges and banks to bring us a truly unique facility with endless flow an opportunity for progress in all users.Simon Duber
"With this section of the park it will be the first time users in our LGA (local government area) will have the opportunity to skate some higher level transition that could see them progress into competitive athletes.
"The Midcoast Council region has suffered its fair share of natural disasters and to top it off the pandemic," Mr Duber said.
"We are grateful to have been able to work on this slowly rather than not at all and thank everyone for their patience."
He also extended thanks to Midcoast Council for supporting the project and funding the concept design process.
"The addition of some higher level transition is what sets this skatepark facility apart from any other in the LGA.
Estimated to come in between $400-$450,000, the project was expected to be funded through grant monies from either the State or Federal governments.
MidCoast Council community spaces, recreation and trades manager, Dan Aldridge said the planned project, in Wylie Breckenridge Park, Black Head, would not be open for community consultation until later this year.
He said it was important council engage with the community to ensure it was the right fit for users.
Mr Duber said concept design had been developed with an achievable budget in mind.
He invited members of the community to visit the Hallidays Point Community Skatepark Facebook page for additional information or email firstname.lastname@example.org for suggestions and comments.
The project will be completed with toilets and landscaping.
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