Construction works to begin ahead of schedule at Daylesford skate park

SMILES: Liam O'Conal, Luke Warden-Hommel, Zane Petkovic, Amber Hommel, Lottie Trewarne, and Ginger Dennis were happy to learn the skate park was going to be upgraded last year. Photo: Dylan Burns
SMILES: Liam O'Conal, Luke Warden-Hommel, Zane Petkovic, Amber Hommel, Lottie Trewarne, and Ginger Dennis were happy to learn the skate park was going to be upgraded last year. Photo: Dylan Burns

CONSTRUCTION will soon begin on the long-awaited upgrade to Daylesford's skate park.

The upgrades are being realised more than a decade after a community petition was handed to Hepburn Shire Council asking for the 1990s skate precinct to be updated so youth could get outdoors and be active.

The upgrades were announced last year with construction set to begin ahead of schedule.

The modern and accessible skate park precinct will include a jumps and tricks section and basketball ring area funded by $240,000 from the state Labor Government, $143,000 from Hepburn Shire Council and funds raised by the community from sausage sizzles.

The skate park's design was drawn up by Convic, who specialises in creating youth spaces like skate parks around the globe, and is in keeping with the adjacent playground and community gardens.

Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas said she was proud to be delivering a project that would attract users from all over the region.