Luis Blythman in the McIvor Rd Skate Park. Photo: BRENDAN McCARTHY

IT is time to get on board and have your say on the development of new skate parks at Ewing Park, Harcourt Street, Bendigo and Cooks Reserve, corner of Browning and High Streets, Kangaroo Flat

City of Greater Bendigo council’s Lincoln Fitzgerald said the Bendigo Skate Park at McIvor Road is in poor condition and is not meeting the expectations of skate park users.

“The council has provided funding to redesign the Bendigo Skate Park, and after reviewing a number of possible alternative sites in and around the CBD we have identified Ewing Park as a suitable alternative location,” Mr Fitzgerald said.

“Location is a major factor in the long-term success of a skate park. Ewing Park is considered a great site because it is in a highly visible area, is close to main roads and public transport and other amenities such as walking and cycling paths, and other recreation spaces.”

The council has also reviewed a number of possible sites for a new skate park in Kangaroo Flat and has identified the Cooks Reserve as a suitable location.

“Cooks Reserve is located in a highly visible area. It’s also close to the new Gurri Wanyaara Health and Wellbeing Centre, Gateway Park, walking and cycling paths, public transport and other amenities such as shops and car parking,” Mr Fitzgerald said.

“I encourage members of the community to have their say on the two projects at listening posts which will take place from 4pm to 5.30pm on Monday, April 16 at Ewing Park and on Tuesday April 17 at Cooks Reserve.

Residents can also provide their feedback by completing an online form on the council’s web page at www.bendigo.vic.gov.au