The local skating community will be able to put their skills to the test after the Wonthella Skate Park undergoes a refurbishment and extension.
The skate park will be fenced off from Monday, 20 April as construction takes place. The planned extension to the skate park will cover an area of approximately 700m2 and will include various new elements for both beginners and established skateboarders.
The various new transitions and obstacles will complement the existing skate park structure, with the existing section to undergo a considerable refurbishment.
The completed skate park will include a number of tried and tested features such as grind rails, ramps, quarterpipe runs, banks, ledges and steps.
A significant area of the new extension will be utilised to house a bowled area which will be an entirely new feature of the skate park.
Mayor Ian Carpenter said the extensions were a result of feedback from the community.
“We listened to what the community had to say and we have taken their suggestions on board with the design of the newly refurbished and extended skate park,” he said.
“Local youngsters have been rallying for this project for quite some time and we are happy to see it come to fruition.
“The finished product promises to be a big hit with the local skating community.”
CONVIC Pty Ltd has been awarded the contract for the project and the business has an extensive background in skate park construction.
The award-winning team are one of the leading contractors in this field and will be utilising a number of local contractors to provide secondary services during construction.
CONVIC have built prized skate parks throughout Australia and the world, including Australia’s largest skate park in South Hedland. CONVIC have a swag of awards under their belt including awards for their skate park construction in Fremantle and Singapore.
Beresford Electrical Services have been separately contracted to provide and install the new floodlighting.
Works will begin on April 20 2015 and completion is expected by June 30. During this period, the entire skate park will be closed to the general public.