Council rolls out new plan

A rapid design process will then take place in order to meeting funding cut-offs to help pay for a new facility.

The same company that built Calista Skate Park has told the City of Kwinana to replace the facility.

Convic inspected the skate park after the city closed it several weeks ago when a hole appeared in a half pipe.

The company recommended the 12-year-old skate park not be repaired.

Convic also said the existing facility design was �poor and not in line with current best practice�, dated and built to cater more for BMX than skateboards and scooter.

�Overall the facility is so degraded its flow and function are severely affected and poor installation and quality of the steel works and repairs has compromised further the safety of the facility,� the report read.

The facility had significant concrete wear and surface and edge failure.

The skate park first opened for use in 2003 and it has proved popular in the community, experiencing heavy use.

On Wednesday night, councillors agreed to take $600,000 from the Destination Park budget for a new youth active facility on Calista Oval.

The city would apply for a $300,000 grant from the Department of Sport and Recreation�s Community Sport and Recreation Facilities Fund.

Councillors also want any funds surplus to the Adventure Playground – which is part of the Destination Park project – to help pay for the new skate park.

But this amount would not be known until the construction tender evaluation stage.