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6/12/2016 12:00 a.m.
6 December 2016
The contract for detailed design and construction of the proposed Kwinana Outdoor Youth Space has been awarded to Convic Pty Ltd. The detailed design of the multi-purpose Youth Space is expected to be complete in early 2017 with construction to commence shortly afterwards.
The new $1.5m facility at Calista Oval will cater to a range of sports including scooters, rollerblading, skateboarding, parkour, basketball and BMX. The Kwinana Outdoor Youth Space will add to the growing ‘youth precinct’ in the centre of Kwinana, which includes the Zone Youth Space and recently completed Kwinana Adventure Park.
The Kwinana Outdoor Youth Space will be jointly funded by the City of Kwinana, Lotterywest and the Department of Sport and Recreation.
Initial concepts for the space were designed in consultation with regular skate park users and the Skate Park Reference Group. The pop-up skate park at Handford Place continues to be well-used while the community wait for the Outdoor Youth Space to be complete.
City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said that the youth in Kwinana would be very pleased to hear that plans are progressing for their new skate park.
“The young people in Kwinana have been passionate about this project from the outset, contributing plenty of ideas at when we held our community consultation events at the Zone Youth Space.”
“The Kwinana Adventure Park has been overwhelmingly popular amongst families, and it will be fantastic to also offer a facility that caters for older children and young adults. The Kwinana Outdoor Youth Space will be a central meeting point for young people to participate in a variety of outdoor activities and sports.” said Mayor Adams.
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