Thursday, November 16, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Excitement Building For Skate Park Upgrades

The Cannonvale skate park is in the midst of its highly anticipated renovation, which is set to heat up the tricks and flips completed by local skateboarders in the community.

The Whitsunday Regional Council anticipate that the works will be completed by mid-December, subject to weather, and will see a great benefit the community.

“The works were required as the previous skatepark wasn’t fit for purpose for skilled skaters, with quarter pipes that were of too steep a gradient and poor drainage,” a council spokesperson explained.

“The project has been a work in progress since consultation with local skaters helping to refine initial concepts for the park in October 2021. Refinements to the design led to the completion of stage 1, that is a street style park for beginner to intermediates, in August 2022,” the spokesperson said.

“Stage 2 is a more complex bowl, providing a greater challenge for intermediate and advanced skaters.

“The upgrade courtesy of the Australian Governments Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Grant will support skaters of all expertise and be another awesome recreational outlet for our youth and young adults.

“Stay tuned for our upcoming opening event, to be announced once the anticipated completion date is confirmed by our local contractor.”

The extensive works being completed at the Cannonvale Skate Park. Potos supplied

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