Skate Park petition gaining momentum

February 28, 2018

Corowa Skate Park users rallied last Friday with their signs.

Almost 300 signatures have already been collected in support of keeping Corowa’s Skate Park in its current location.

Skate Park users and campaigners armed with posters rallied at the Skate Park last Friday to show their stance and work on collecting more signatures.
The campaigners are concerned with Federation Council engaging a consultant to asses a new location for the Skate Park and BMX Track in John Street, Corowa.
During the February council meeting, councillors voted unanimously to put a halt on the project until an assurance is given that it will be an extension of the existing park or at least a new park still based at the existing site.
Council also informed those at the meeting that the draft plan was in early stages and investigating other sites, including the current site, was all part of consultation work.
However, Skate Park Committee Member Ellen Lewis said a petition was still needed to demonstrate the community’s support and show council that they were not going to back down.
Skate park users, committee members and concerned residents have been busy collecting signatures to be presented to council and tabled at the March council meeting.
The petition states that those signing their name to it want the facilities to remain in John Street.
The petition also calls on council to resume work on the original Skate Bowl Extension Project, as was intended when the project was allocated $333,170 for construction in May 2017.
Among those rallying at the Skate Park last week were the original campaigners to have the facility built back in 1990 – Jason Moran, Greg Dickins and Nigel Goodall.
“It just doesn’t make sense to move it,” Mr Goodall said.

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