Shire of Harvey community members encouraged to have say on design of Meriden Park skate park project

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Sean Van Der WielenHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Harvey residents are being invited to have their say on the design for a new skate park.
Camera IconHarvey residents are being invited to have their say on the design for a new skate park. Credit: Charles Jenkins/RegionalHUB

The people of Harvey are being invited to attend workshops on the proposed Meriden Park skate park.

The Shire of Harvey and skatepark designer Playce will be holding two community consultation sessions on Wednesday aimed at determining what local residents want to see in the proposed space.

A youth workshop for skate park users as well as children and young people who are interested in the project will be at The Boundary within the Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre between 4.30pm and 5.30pm.

It will be followed by a community stakeholder and skate park technical workshop, where members of the general public can drop in and provide feedback on the development and designed of the proposed skate park.

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The latter session will run between 6pm and 7pm at the same venue.

It is expected the concept design plan which will be created using feedback from the meetings will be finalised by the end of October.

The park is being touted as “state-of-the-art”, with multiple zones to allow for skills progression from beginner to advanced level, and would have the capacity to host small events and competitions.

Speaking to the Reporter in August, Harvey Shire president Paul Gillett said the project had already gained “a lot” of interest within the community.

“This is a really exciting time for the community and we are looking forward to developing a skate park for the families in Harvey now and into the future,” he said.

“Everyone will be able to have their say via online and face-to-face workshops, so we look forward to hearing what our community would like to see in the new Harvey skate park.”

Construction is due to start in 2023 and is funded through an $880,000 contribution from the Federal Government Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

More information on the project can be found on the Shire of Harvey website.

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