Territory and Municpal Services have announced their plans for the “Eastern Valley Way Inlet” (aka “that bit between Lake Ginninderra College and Emu Bank”).
There’s a concept design of the revamped skate park.
The design will retain the existing ‘Belco Bowl’ and will include a new street skate plaza with a mix of sculptures/obstacles, mini ramp, shelters, seating, new lighting and viewing areas. The upgrade aims to produce a high quality skate park of contemporary international skating and bmx standard with a focus on street skating to reflect demand and to offer a different, but complimentary experience to other skate parks in Canberra.
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The project will involve two stages of work with commencement of construction in November 2010. The first stage of work includes the skate park and immediate public realm. Funding for the first stage of the upgrade has been provided through the Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program, a Commonwealth Government initiative. The ACT Government is providing matching funding.
The skate park is due for completion by April 2011. Upgrade works to the public realm surrounding the skate park is due for completion by June 2011. Stage 2 works include the establishment of wetlands within the inlet, boardwalks, shelters, a new bridge, toilet block and refurbishment of the promenade area adjacent the inlet.