Harvey skaters keen to ramp up

Briana FioreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Harvey boy Jake Baggetta comes third in the intermediate Action Sports Competition.
Camera IconHarvey boy Jake Baggetta comes third in the intermediate Action Sports Competition. Credit: Briana Fiore/Harvey-Waroona Reporter/Picture: Briana Fiore, Briana Fiore/Harvey-Waroona Reporter

Harvey boy Jake Baggetta has taken out third place in the Action Sports Competition in Bunbury.

The 14-year-old competed in the intermediate scooter division and held his ground against much older competitors.

“I love competing in scooter comps, I started a couple of years ago and it’s a great way to keep fit,” Jake said.

He is also hoping to get an upgraded skating facility in Harvey so that he can ramp up his preparations for future competitions.

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Jake and other local skaters have been talking to the Harvey Shire Council about potential equipment installations at the Harvey skatepark.

The council said there was a session held last year with Skate Sculpture to determine what skaters would like at their local zone.

However, the plans have been put on hold due to the redevelopment of the Harvey community precinct.

The redevelopment planning got the go ahead at the last council meeting and will see $200,000 go towards a plan to rejuvenate the town centre.

“We are waiting on a master plan and exploring potential options in regards to the skatepark equipment and location,” shire president Paul Gillett said.

“We are aware of the issue and welcome any ideas or feedback from the community.”

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