Mallacoota - Skate Park

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This project is now complete

6/04/2023

The new skate park is now open, just in time for the 2023 Easter long weekend and school holidays !!!

Enjoy   ๐Ÿ›น๐Ÿ›ด



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About the project 

The old Mallacoota Skate Park was constructed of prefabricated steel ramps on a concrete slab, typical of early 1990s designs. It did not meet current industry standards and some of the park components were deteriorating and rusting, exposing sharp edges and dangerous corners. It also suffered from drainage issues, which cause slippery surfaces and pooling water (which also harbours mosquitos).

There was little shade, which meant the exposed steel sections were very hot in summer and the metal was noisy, creating noise pollution problems for neighbours and local businesses.

The new skate park for Mallacoota comes after a devastating bushfire and the impact of COVID-19. Local organisations, individuals and businesses came together as a result to support the town’s recovery by investing in infrastructure that lifts community spirit.

The Sanctuary (Mallacoota Youth Group) and Mallacoota Halls and Rec (Committee of Management), with support from the Mallacoota and District Recovery Association and Mallacoota Lions Club were successful in securing funding for the new skate park through the Bendigo Bank.

The Mallacoota Skate Park will provide a vibrant family hub for all ages to enjoy. It will be a space to play, teach and learn, through active recreation and social inclusion.

Concept 

The new design boasts flowing transition and street areas, including half-pipes, handrails, quarter pipes, a spine (quarter pipes placed back to back) and more, as well as shady gardens and landscaping. The striking design is in the form of an abalone shell broken on the rocky shores of Mallacoota. The design has a stronger focus on skaters and scooter riders, but BMXers will still enjoy the ride.

Feedback 

Through the funding and targeted community consultation a concept report was produced that developed the existing Mallacoota Skate Park site as identified within the Mallacoota Youth Group project brief. It incorporateed ideas generated by the community, to create an informed conceptual design for the much loved youth recreation space in Mallacoota.

The report explains the approach and principles that were utilised to create this comprehensive design response. It outlines the development of the design process and how this has responded to the client and community feedback. This has built a strong project vision resulting in a well informed final concept design.

The design explores opportunities and possibilities for the holistic integration of an active youth recreation precinct with landscape amenity, increased youth activation, supporting infrastructure, circulation and access. The construction for the Skatepark is set to be completed during 2023.




VISION 

“To create a multi-use skate and family space for all ages to enjoy. A space to play, teach and learn, through active recreation and social inclusion. 

A vibrant hub designed with the community, for the community.”



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6/04/2023

The new skate park is now open, just in time for the 2023 Easter long weekend and school holidays !!!

Enjoy   ๐Ÿ›น๐Ÿ›ด



_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

About the project 

The old Mallacoota Skate Park was constructed of prefabricated steel ramps on a concrete slab, typical of early 1990s designs. It did not meet current industry standards and some of the park components were deteriorating and rusting, exposing sharp edges and dangerous corners. It also suffered from drainage issues, which cause slippery surfaces and pooling water (which also harbours mosquitos).

There was little shade, which meant the exposed steel sections were very hot in summer and the metal was noisy, creating noise pollution problems for neighbours and local businesses.

The new skate park for Mallacoota comes after a devastating bushfire and the impact of COVID-19. Local organisations, individuals and businesses came together as a result to support the town’s recovery by investing in infrastructure that lifts community spirit.

The Sanctuary (Mallacoota Youth Group) and Mallacoota Halls and Rec (Committee of Management), with support from the Mallacoota and District Recovery Association and Mallacoota Lions Club were successful in securing funding for the new skate park through the Bendigo Bank.

The Mallacoota Skate Park will provide a vibrant family hub for all ages to enjoy. It will be a space to play, teach and learn, through active recreation and social inclusion.

Concept 

The new design boasts flowing transition and street areas, including half-pipes, handrails, quarter pipes, a spine (quarter pipes placed back to back) and more, as well as shady gardens and landscaping. The striking design is in the form of an abalone shell broken on the rocky shores of Mallacoota. The design has a stronger focus on skaters and scooter riders, but BMXers will still enjoy the ride.

Feedback 

Through the funding and targeted community consultation a concept report was produced that developed the existing Mallacoota Skate Park site as identified within the Mallacoota Youth Group project brief. It incorporateed ideas generated by the community, to create an informed conceptual design for the much loved youth recreation space in Mallacoota.

The report explains the approach and principles that were utilised to create this comprehensive design response. It outlines the development of the design process and how this has responded to the client and community feedback. This has built a strong project vision resulting in a well informed final concept design.

The design explores opportunities and possibilities for the holistic integration of an active youth recreation precinct with landscape amenity, increased youth activation, supporting infrastructure, circulation and access. The construction for the Skatepark is set to be completed during 2023.




VISION 

“To create a multi-use skate and family space for all ages to enjoy. A space to play, teach and learn, through active recreation and social inclusion. 

A vibrant hub designed with the community, for the community.”



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This project is now complete

  • Opening celebrations | 29 September 2023

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  • Project Update 6/04/2023

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    The Mallacoota Skatepark is now open, just in time for the 2023 Easter long weekend and school holidays.

    While there are some areas that remain off limits (hydro seeded embankments and other disturbed areas) the park in now fully operational and ready for action.

  • Project Update 30/03/2023

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    Works are progressing well with all concrete works now complete. The surrounding disturbed areas have been hydroseeded, and the Grillex Shelter will be installed this week.

    We are hoping to have the Skatepark open for public use late next week, although some areas surrounding the Park will remaining fenced off until the grass can establish.

    The park looks amazing and is already well received by the community. An opening celebration will be held later in 2023, more details to come.

    The old Mallacoota Skate Park was constructed of prefabricated steel ramps on a concrete slab, typical of early 1990s designs. It did not meet current industry standards and some of the park components were deteriorating and rusting, exposing sharp edges and dangerous corners. It also suffered from drainage issues, which caused slippery surfaces and pooling water (which also harboured mosquitos).

    There was little shade, which meant the exposed steel sections were very hot in summer and the metal was noisy, creating noise pollution problems for neighbours and local businesses.

    The Sanctuary (Mallacoota Youth Group) and Mallacoota Halls and Rec (Committee of Management), with support from the Mallacoota and District Recovery Association and Mallacoota Lions Club were successful in securing funding for the new skate park through the Bendigo Bank.

    The Mallacoota Skate Park will provide a vibrant family hub for all ages to enjoy. It will be a space to play, teach and learn, through active recreation and social inclusion.

  • Project Update 27/02/2023

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    Grind Projects are progressing well and have had a busy week of โ€˜ramp elementโ€™ pours this week. The project is well on track for completion by early April 2023 at this stage.

  • Project Update 5/12/2022

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    The Mallacoota Skatepark redevelopment is delayed until after the Christmas Holidays, in order to avoid unnecessary disruptions over the busy peak period. The Contractor, Grind Projects Pty Ltd, has experienced lengthy delays with other projects due to the extreme weather.

    The proposed works are due to commence early February 2023 and the contractor has advised the works should take approximately 8-10 weeks to complete. Council expect the site to be open for public use by the end of April 2023.

    The Lions Foundation and Bendigo Bank (Grant Sponsor) have endorsed and approved this extension of time request.

  • Project Update - 9 May 2022

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    Tenders have now closed to undertake the works on Mallacoota Skate Park redevelopment. Council are currently looking to secure the services of a contractor for construction of the skate park with the contract listed for discussion at Council's next Council meeting scheduled for 17 May 2022. An announcement will be made regarding the successful tenderer after this meeting.