- New skate park in Esperance opened, catering to all ages and skill levels
- Complements award-winning Esperance Waterfront redevelopment
- Made possible by Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman today officially opened the $1.52 million Esperance Skate Park, providing a unique, multipurpose and multi-generational public space for locals and visitors.
Catering to skaters of all ages and skill levels through its practical design, the park is expected to become a social hub for youth and the wider Esperance community.
Mr Redman said the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program contributed $664,987 towards the latest addition to the Esperance Waterfront, which complements the existing waterfront recreational precincts within Esperance and enhances the town as a tourist destination.
Lotterywest contributed a further $415,000 and Tourism Western Australia also contributed to the skate park, as part of a $225,000 Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure grant to develop the foreshore promenade and install new cruise ship landing infrastructure.
"In consultation with the local community, the Shire of Esperance has created a practical and well-designed skate space that will provide an important meeting place in the heart of the community for young people in Esperance," the Minister said.
"This addition is the latest in a range of significant Royalties for Regions projects for Esperance, which have had wide-reaching benefits for the Esperance community and surrounding areas.
"Royalties for Regions has also supported the Esperance Waterfront redevelopment, Esperance Residential College, Esperance Primary School, Esperance Hospital emergency department and the Lucky Bay Campground Stage 1.
"Opportunities for community engagement and interaction are critical to building sustainable communities in regional Western Australia, and this Royalties for Regions investment will help support that in Esperance."
The official opening event of the skate park, Edge of the Bay Esperance, runs from December 3-4, 2016 and will include pro skater workshops, competitions, demonstrations, live music and food vendors.
- The skate park is on the foreshore at the base of William Street, south of the boat ramp
- Its design incorporates a number of different skate elements and obstacles to provide continued progression for beginners through to experienced users
- For more information on Royalties for Regions, visit https://rfrmap.drd.wa.gov.au
Minister's office - 6552 6700