Bass Coast,
23
October
2017
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05:15
Australia/Melbourne

Bass Coast Skate Strategy – Feedback Requested

In collaboration with the community, the draft Bass Coast Skate Strategy 2017 has been prepared and Bass Coast Shire Council is seeking feedback on the key recommendations. The Strategy aims to provide inclusive, safe, multifunctional skate spaces for all community users and promote social connections and opportunities for physical activity.

The draft Strategy has been developed following extensive community consultation and research which included advice from a community based steering group, three public workshops held across the Shire and an online survey.

The draft Strategy provides a long term vision for skate facilities in Bass Coast, which includes short, medium and long term actions. Recommendations outlined in the Strategy include:

  • a new regional skate park in the San Remo/Newhaven area

  • redevelopment of the local level facility at Cowes

  • a new local facility in Kilcunda

  • permanent skate features at Grantville and Corinella

  • upgrades to both Inverloch and Wonthaggi skate parks

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, explained what the draft Strategy means for local skaters and enthusiasts.

“Skating in the context of this draft Strategy refers to all wheeled sports: skateboarding, scooters, rollerblading, rollerskating, BMX riding and more.”

“It includes a range of recreation options which will be relevant to many people in our community. The draft Strategy recommendations and actions will provide the community with a tangible and solid framework for skate activity into the future, and it’s important that everyone has a look at the draft Strategy and provides their feedback.”

The draft Strategy can be viewed on Council’s website at www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/skate. Feedback on the draft Strategy is open until midnight on Sunday, 12 November 2017.

Once the Strategy is completed, Council will continue to work with the community and specialists to determine locations and develop concept designs for new and upgraded parks.