You are invited to have your say on the draft concept design for the proposed Worrell Reserve youth plaza and skate park which has been prepared based on your feedback received during round one community consultation.

The community consultation period ran for three weeks during July and August of this year.

It included an online survey, drop-in sessions at the Emerald Primary and Emerald Secondary schools, as well as an onsite drop-in session held at the Hills Hub in Emerald.

We heard ideas and suggestions from children, young people, families, and the broader community, which has helped us to prepare the draft concept design. The online survey data showed a high proportion of Skateboarders, aged 30+, that preferred street/plaza styled skateparks. Their skill level was evenly spread. The Primary School results showed a high proportion of BMX and Scooter riders, preferring snake run/flow and street styled skateparks with mostly transition elements. There was also a strong interest in ball sports. The Secondary College results showed a high proportion of BMX and Skateboard riders, preferring snake run/flow and street styled skateparks with mostly transition elements.

For more details, click on the consultation summary report in the document library on the right-hand side of the screen.

The skate park and youth plaza draft concept design has been prepared by well-known skate park designer, Baseplate who designed the popular Gembrook Leisure Park skate park in 2018, and more recently, the Cochrane Park skate park in Koo Wee Rup.

The draft concept has been designed to include the Top 5 Skate Elements that were highlighted during the community consultation process and the overall design also takes into consideration the Top 5 Youth Plaza Elements:

The Top 5 Skate Elements from the community consultation were:

· Hips & corners

· Enclosed bowl

· Mini ramp

· Quarter pipe; and

· Unique element.

Other features of the skate park and proposed youth plaza (some items are subject to funding) include:

· Proposed MUGA (multi-use games area) and connecting paths to the skate park

· Proposed Wifi in the shelter located next to the MUGA and skate park

· Proposed Terraced seating

· Bins and signs

· Planting and shade trees

· Shelter; and

· Drinking fountain.

The available budget for the skate park has allowed for further inclusions to ensure beginner, intermediate and advanced riders are catered for with a wide variety of heights, angles and elements. The whole space has been designed to work with the existing landform, create clear and open entry points and importantly, provide elements that do not exist in the surrounding skateparks to further enhance the diversity of terrain in the broader area.

The state government has proposed to fund the skate park elements of the draft concept design, however, the youth plaza elements are subject to future funding being available. The construction of the skate park and youth plaza will reflect the final design incorporating your feedback through this next round of community consultation.

Feedback closes 5 December 2022.

With the support of Baseplate, we will be engaging on this draft concept design with the local schools, key stakeholders at the park, and the broader community with a drop-in session available on site at the Hills Hub located in Worrell Reserve on 23 November 2022 @ 3:30-5.30pm.

Round 2 community consultation closes 5 December 2022.

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