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Kilcunda Skate and Play project gets $250,000 funding from Bass Coast Shire Council and Victorian government
Bass Coast Shire Council was excited to join Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale MP in Kilcunda today (Monday, 23 May), who announced $250,000 for the town's skate and play project, this is in addition to the $325,000 committed by council.
Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Michael Whelan said that this was a fantastic outcome for the local community. "The Kilcunda Community Association has been very proactive in advocating for this project, identifying it over six years ago as a high priority for the town," Cr Whelan said.
Celebrating the funding announcement are, from left to right, Member for Bass Coast Jordan Crugnale MP, Mayor Cr Michael Whelan, Jade Proctor, Trevor Braid, Charlie and Kent Andersen, Cr Rochelle Halstead, Graham French, Maya Andersen, Josie Williams, Andre Bolch ( President Kilcunda Community Association)
Cr Whelan also said, "We would like to thank Ms Crugnale and the state government for seeing the value in this project and supporting the council to deliver the skate park and playspace which will become a wonderful asset for Kilcunda. We are also thrilled to be contributing funding and overseeing the construction of the project."
The design for the skate park and playspace has been developed over the past 12 months by skate and play specialist Playce, in consultation with a working group of local residents and the Kilcunda Community Association. The accessible design includes:
- Skate park with a bowl and roll in for beginners
- Deep end for more advanced skaters
- Slappy kerb
- Waterfall and pier seven ledge
The facility will also feature a shelter with seating and an accessible ramp entrance from both the Bass Coast Rail Trail and the foreshore. The playspace will include a natural feeling space with timber and rock features, along with traditional play elements for climbing, sliding and swinging.
The project will also include landscaping works, with some minor vegetation removal, however the existing Norfolk Island Pine which creates shade will be kept. Additional trees and garden beds will be planted to act as landscape buffers around the play and skate areas. Seating, paths, a water fountain, bins and bike racks will also be installed.
The 2022/23 Victorian State Budget also includes $7.8 million for upgrades to the Bass Highway at Kilcunda, including a pedestrian crossing which will make it safer to access the new skatepark and playspace from the township.
For more information about this project, visit Kilcunda Skate Park web page or contact council's Recreation and Culture Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictures from Bass Coast Shire Council website.
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