Draft skate and BMX strategy open for public comment
A new concrete skate park in Gordonvale has topped the list of priorities included in the Cairns Regional Council draft Skate and BMX Strategy 2012-2022.
Having already conducted a thorough community consultation program, Council is now seeking public comment on the resulting draft document, which sets out the priorities for skate and BMX park facilities across the region until 2022.
Mayor Bob Manning said extensive consultation had been conducted to inform the strategy, which would assist future funding decisions related to Council’s skate and BMX parks.
“Council recognises BMX and skate related activities as important and valued pursuits for young people within the region,” Cr Manning said.
“Some skaters from the region’s southern corridor come into the city or Redlynch just to use the skate park facilities, so it is no surprise that a facility in the south has ranked highly.
“Gordonvale was seen as a key priority in the draft skate and BMX strategy and this will support the predicted increase in population of young people across the south of the region.
“This strategy suggests where these facilities are most needed, but also sets out what needs to be done at existing facilities in terms of maintenance, upgrades and improvements.”
The draft strategy remains available for public comment until this Friday, August 17. Have your say