- McGowan Government allocates $2.5 million to relocate ageing Wotton Reserve Skate Park and BMX track
- Popular community facility to be relocated to make way for the METRONET Morley Station multi-storey car park and access road
- Skate park won't be moved until 2022 and City of Bayswater will undertake community consultation on design and new location
The McGowan Government has dropped in with good news for local skateboarders and BMX riders in Morley, allocating $2.5 million to replace the ageing Wotton Reserve Skate Park and BMX track.
The current park and track is located within the construction location of the future Morley Station and needs to be moved to make way for the multi-storey car park and access road.
The funds will be provided to the City of Bayswater to construct a new facility in a new location, with community consultation already underway.
The current skate park does not need to be removed until 2022, giving plenty of time for consultation on the new facility.
MELconnx Consortium (Laing O'Rourke Australia Construction) was recently awarded the $700 million main construction contract to build the Morley-Ellenbrook Line, with early works on the project already underway at the new Bayswater Station and Tonkin Gap sites.
Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:
"The local community have told us how important this facility is to young people in the area - I'm pleased we have been able to provide $2.5 million to build a new skate park and BMX track.
"The City of Bayswater have already started community consultation on the best new location for the skate park.
"The current facility won't be removed until 2022 so there is plenty of time for everyone to have their say about where the best location is and what the new skate park should look like."
Comment attributed to Morley MLA Amber-Jade Sanderson:
"This skate park is really popular but ageing and this is a great opportunity for a modern state-of-the-art facility for our kids and big kids."
Comments attributed to Maylands MLA Lisa Baker:
"METRONET isn't just about building new train lines - it's also about making sure our local communities have the facilities they need.
"Skate parks and BMX tracks are very important to young people in my electorate and I know many were very worried about what the potential loss of these community facilities may mean.
"Now we have funding allocated we can work together to design a brand new skate park - I can't wait to hear from young people in the community about what they would like to see at their new skate park."
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