Skate park is set to cop a spray

Josh Higgs, Ryan Scott, Topaz Knodel and Rachael Stott at a workshop ahead of the respraying project. Picture: Sophie Gabrielle
Josh Higgs, Ryan Scott, Topaz Knodel and Rachael Stott at a workshop ahead of the respraying project. Picture: Sophie Gabrielle

The annual respray by people aged between 12 and 25 years will take place from Monday, October 6 to Friday, October 10.

This year’s theme will be the struggle between nature and development.

Town of Cambridge acting chief executive Jason Lyon said the annual project was co-ordinated through the Town’s youth services.

‘As part of the project, young people are taught urban art design and spraying techniques by a professional urban artist,’ Mr Lyon said.

‘Those involved also gain a sense of ownership and pride in the skate park, and the regular respray acts as an effective deterrent to graffiti.’

Mr Lyon said the Town would be expanding the Perry Lakes Skate Park, which was built in 2001, over stages.

‘Council committed $250,000 to the Stage 1 project, which is budgeted to be constructed in early 2015, subject to securing the additional funding from Lotterywest,’ he said.

‘This stage includes a transition flow area, contrasting street obstacles, pathways and a basketball court and landscaping. This would be first time the park has been upgraded, however over the years, minor repair work and routine maintenance has been carried out.’