Federal Election 2019: Funds promised for Yanchep skate park

Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts, Labor candidate for Pearce Kim Travers and Butler MLA John Quigley.
Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts, Labor candidate for Pearce Kim Travers and Butler MLA John Quigley.

PLANS for a skate park in Yanchep could receive a funding boost from Labor if it is elected next month.

Labor candidate for Pearce Kim Travers says her party would provide $200,000 for the facility, which the City of Wanneroo is proposing to build at Splendid Park.

“The skate park will be a great addition to the Yanchep open space and a huge boost for the growing Yanchep area,” Ms Travers said.

Yanchep resident Tanya Hooper, pictured with her family, Kim Travers and Tracey Roberts, says a skate park would be great for her son Louie to learn tricks and meet people.

The State Government has already provided $450,000 for the project, which Butler MLA John Quigley said was important infrastructure for local youth.

Mr Quigley welcomed the election promise to top up funding and “make it even better”.

“In 2020, for the first time, skateboarding will be an Olympic sport at Tokyo,” he said.

Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said the City had involved the local youth in consultation so far to include their ideas in the design of the skate park.

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