Butler MLA Quigley secures $450,000 in State funding for Yanchep skate park

Butler MLA Quigley secures $450,000 in State funding for Yanchep skate park

YANCHEP will soon have more activities for youth with the State Government providing funding for a skate park and the City of Wanneroo calling for tenders to build a playground.

During the State Election campaign, Butler MLA John Quigley promised to give the City $300,000 to build a skate park at Yanchep.

“I have persuaded the Premier to up that amount by 50 per cent so I now have available $450,000,” he said.

“I’ve had discussions with the City of Wanneroo so I will hand over that $450,000 and their workers will build it.”

Mr Quigley said the skate park would be adjacent to the new football ovals in Yanchep, but the City’s community and place director Debbie Terelinck said the location was yet to be determined.

“The City of Wanneroo is currently investigating potential sites within Yanchep,” she said.

“The exact dates of delivery will be determined by a number of factors including community consultation, site selection and planning approval requirements.

“Funding requirements will be dependent upon final design and project outcomes.

“As a cost comparison, the recent skate park project in Wanneroo and a proposed project in Banksia Grove were both costed at $600,000.”

Results of the City’s Yspeak! survey, which about 400 people completed, will guide development of future facilities, services and planning for young people in the area.

“Consultation will be refined with regards to skate facilities once a location is determined,” Mrs Terelinck said.

“A consultation process will be used to determine the features and will include input from young people.”

Mrs Terelinck said the playground tender related to construction of a play space at the Yanchep playing fields.

“The playground will be constructed during the final stage of the Yanchep active open space project,” she said.

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