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Removal of the Skate Ramp at the Newhaven Recreation Reserve is expected to commence from 10 April 2015.
Bass Coast Shire Council’s General Manager Healthy Communities, David Elder, said safety concerns had prompted the decision to remove the ramp.
“A structural engineer has assessed the ramp and classified it as being structurally unsound,” explained Mr Elder.
Council officers have liaised with the local skate group 4ShoreSk8, to consult with the community over the ramp’s removal.
The existing ramp was funded by the local community in 1990.
Mr Elder confirmed that Council, together with 4ShoreSk8 group, will now work towards a long-term plan for skateboard activities in the area.
“Council recognises the importance for facilities that provide open, non-structured activities,” Mr Elder said.
“We will now commence pl...Read more from this release