Dwellingup to get skate park thanks to State Govt grant


Murray chief executive Dean Unsworth, Shire President David Bolt and Murray MLA Robyn Clarke.
Murray chief executive Dean Unsworth, Shire President David Bolt and Murray MLA Robyn Clarke.

THE State Government has provided the Shire of Murray with $251,000 to develop a skate park and pump track in Dwellingup.

Developing a skate park and pump park have been highlighted as priority projects for the Dwellingup National Trails Centre project, which is part of an overall plan to transform Dwellingup into a tourist town of national and international significance.

Murray MLA Robyn Clarke said development of a skate park and pump track would make an enormous difference to the local community.

“Building Dwellingup as a tourism destination is critical to the town’s future and will create long term jobs and strengthen the local economy,’’ she said.

Shire President David Bolt said the funding would ensure a project, significant not only to the overall National Trails Centre Project but also Dwellingup residents, was brought to fruition.

“The skate and pump park enhance other project components including a Trail Centre – an expanded and transformed Dwellingup History and Visitor Information Centre with additional toilets and hot showers, an adventure playground, entertainment stage additional barbecue and picnic facilities and significantly upgraded parking, pathways and signage,” he said.

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