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Three-month upgrade to skate park to make facility 'safer and more enjoyable'

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A popular skate park is set to be enhanced, with three sections to accommodate skaters of different abilities.

Work on the Peregian Beach Skate Park will start in June and is expected to be finished in August.

Noosa mayor Frank Wilkie said the upgrade would improve the experience for skateboarders and scooter riders of all ages and skill levels.

“The design reflects advice from local skaters to ensure the new park builds on what they like about the existing facility, while improving safety,” he said.

“The upgraded park will feature three zones designed for beginners and advanced users alike, ensuring a space that everyone can enjoy.”

Key considerations in the design include using the existing footprint, retaining the current shade sail, minimising the impact on the Norfolk Island pines and coastal vegetation, mitigating coastal zone impacts, and enhancing drainage for the skate bowl.

Works are about to ramp up an a better skate park. Picture: Shutterstock.

The works will be funded by the Queensland Government’s South-East Queensland Community Stimulus Program in association with Noosa Council.

Minister for Local Government Meaghan Scanlon was keen to see the project completed.

“I look forward to seeing the lasting benefits this project will deliver for the local community,” she said.

The skate park will be closed and safety barriers will be installed to restrict access during construction.

However, access to the beach, playground, amenities and markets will remain open.

“We appreciate the community’s patience during the construction phase,” Cr Wilkie said.

“We are confident that the upgraded skate park will be a fantastic addition to Peregian Beach, providing a safer and more enjoyable environment for all users.”

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