Bannockburn Skate Park to close for upgrade
Local young people are another step closer to an improved skate park in Bannockburn, with works to begin this week on the Bannockburn Skate Park Upgrade Project.
To allow for construction of the park’s new elements, the Victoria Park Skate Park at 3 Moore Street, Bannockburn will close from Wednesday 15 September. The skate park is expected to reopen in early-November, with rolling short-term closures to take place until the end of the year to complete the lighting and artwork components of the project.
The Bannockburn Skate Park Upgrade Project will rejuvenate and upgrade the popular community facility and address public safety and security issues at the site and wider precinct. The project will incorporate a safe, accessible and modern design to maximise the usability and ownership of the site, while supporting local economic activity.
The existing skate park will be expanded, with new skate elements including quarter pipes, ramps, boxes and rails to be installed. Other works will include the installation of a shade shelter, drinking fountain, bike racks, lockers, lighting, safety signage and seating. Repairing of the existing concrete slab, with landscaping and electrical works will also be included as part of the project.
Local young people have been actively involved with the project’s technical and creative design process through consultation earlier this year and engagement with the project’s principal contractor, CONVIC.
The Bannockburn Skate Park Upgrade is a partnership project with funding from the Victorian and Australian Governments. The $450,000 project is funded by a $250,000 Community Safety Infrastructure grant from the Victorian Government’s Community Crime Prevention Program, $199,900 from the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.