Lotterywest grant to conribute to development of new skate park for Wanneroo City

Jack Miles, Charlie Miles and Paul Miles with Mayor Tracey Roberts. |Picture: Emma Goodwin www.communitypix.com.au d429403
Jack Miles, Charlie Miles and Paul Miles with Mayor Tracey Roberts. |Picture: Emma Goodwin www.communitypix.com.au d429403

A $200,000 grant will help build a new skate park at the Wanneroo Youth Centre.

Wanneroo City councillors submitted the Lotterywest grant proposal after approving the final park concept plan in April.

Former Wanneroo Youth board member and now Wanneroo MLA Paul Miles remembered when the original skate park was approved in the late ’90s.

‘When council put the original skate park in it was a big thing, it was one of the first of its kind,’ he said

‘It didn’t create the anti-social behaviour people thought it would.’

Mr Miles said the park was ‘another tick on the revitalisation of the town site’.

‘Wanneroo is no longer this little backward town, it’s a City and it requires us to have this sort of infrastructure,’ he said.

The money will provide one-third of the $600,000 budgeted for the site survey, geotechnical fees and construction of the skate park.