After consultation with the local skating community work is set to begin on improvements to the Victoria Park Skate Park.
“As part of the 20 year Asset maintenance and Replacement Plan, Dubbo Regional Council are renewing the current steel elements and replacing them with purpose designed concrete ramps and new steel railing systems at Victoria Park Skate Park facility,” Project Manager Ben Pilon said.
“As part of this project, the local skating community had, in consultation with Council, created a set of conceptual plans for the renewal, the plans were then developed into a set of construction plans by a local engineering company who have also been engaged to assist with the compliance of the construction process.”
“Work will begin on Monday 17 July and will include the removal of the existing steel elements and site establishment of the construction area, from there we will proceed to full construction which is expected to be completed within a 2 week period, depending on weather.”
“The existing fabricated steel ramp elements have, overtime, been deteriorating as a result of the corrosive nature of the bore irrigation water used for this site, in addition the surface of the ramps can become extremely hot, especially during the Dubbo summer.”
“The existing steel elements will be removed and assessed to determine current structural integrity of the ramps. If they are deemed in good condition, planning will start for the reestablishment of these elements within another location in the LGA.”
Council wishes to thank the local skating community for assisting during the consultation process in creating such compressive conceptual plans of the new development, which, once completed will be a great improvement to this already great facility which will increase the skill based skating activities and overall, create a cohesive look and feel of the precinct for the users.”
“Council apologises for any inconvenience occurred during this construction process but urges the community to be patient and vigilant during this important renewal process to ensure a great outcome for the community.”
Source: Dubbo Regional Council