SKATERS are a step closer to getting a new facility at Calista Oval after the City of Kwinana received a $250,000 grant towards the $1.5 million Kwinana Outdoor Youth Space (KOYS).
KOYS will be a multi-purpose recreational space that will cater for all age groups and all abilities.
City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said the project had been well received by young people who used the old skate park.
“The young people of Kwinana have shown a tremendous amount of enthusiasm toward the new Outdoor Youth Space,” she said.
“The City has engaged the users of the previous skate park to ensure the new space features modern, innovative equipment that will be well used by the youth in our community.
“This generous grant will help us build a facility they will be proud of.”
KOYS will replace the old skate and BMX park on Calista Oval, which was built in 2003.
It has already been cleared in preparation for the new park, which will also have a multi-use court, seating and shelter.
The focus will be on community spirit, safety and crime prevention.
South Metropolitan MLC Phil Edman officially presented Cr Adams with the Lotterywest grant for the new outdoor youth space on Wednesday.
“City of Kwinana continue to be proactive in improving facilities in this area and it is great that they have been successfully in receiving $250,000 from Lotterywest towards this important project,” Mr Edman said.
Concept designs for the new park are at http://enlocus.com/PROJECT-KWINAN-A-OUTDOOR-YOUTH-SPACE.