Skating ahead

$160,000 redevelopment gets rolling with award of construction tender

SKATE PARK SUCCESS: Local skater Chris Gilbertson is thrilled work to upgrade the Myrtleford Skate Park is finally set to begin.

AFTER two years of waiting, redevelopment of Myrtleford’s Skate Park facilities is finally set to move ahead this month.

Alpine Shire councillors last week accepted a recommendation by director of assets, Charlie Bird, to award Precision Skate Parks Pty Ltd a contract to design and construct upgraded skate park facilities in Cundy Park, Myrtleford for the lump sum price of $150,000 (excl GST).

Mr Bird said council had received 14 requests for tender documents and three tenders were submitted for the project.

Council has a total budget of $160,000, with the State Government contributing $100,000, council $55,000 and in-kind donations of $5000.

Mr Bird said the company will consult with the community as part of the project, to ensure the design outcome reflects the desires of park users.

He said existing metal ramps and concrete areas at the park can be retained with minor repairs, which will allow the majority of the construction funds to be put towards new and additional ramps and runs.

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