Bendigo’s skateboarders can now take their tricks to the next level, thanks to the completion of the new skate park at Epsom Village Green.
Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan joined local celebrations today to officially open the new skate park designed in consultation with Epsom Primary School, Weeroona College and local residents and made possible by a $150,000 investment from the Victorian Government.
The new skate park provides the perfect venue for one of Bendigo’s fastest growing communities to host home grown development programs and competitions.
With a new quarter pipe, tapered bank, manual pad, flat bank, and a volcano, the new skate park ticks all the boxes when it comes to catering for the needs for local scooter, skateboard, BMX and in-line skate participants.
The Victorian Government has invested more than $1.05 billion in community sport and recreation infrastructure since 2014.
From playspace upgrades to new skate parks, investments like these provide high-quality and accessible places for Victorians to reap the benefits of sport and active recreation participation.
They are all about creating jobs, stimulating local economies, and fast-tracking community recovery by improving the health, wellbeing, and social outcomes for Victorian communities.
To encourage even more participation, sport vouchers of up to $200 are available for eligible kids to help cover the costs of sporting equipment, uniforms and memberships.
The Get Active Kids Voucher Program is a Victorian first and is rolling out 100,000 sport vouchers. To find out more about the Get Active Kids Voucher Program visit Get Active Victoria.
Ms Allan acknowledged the Federal Government, the City of Greater Bendigo and the Bendigo Northern Community Enterprise for their financial contributions to the project.
For more information about infrastructure grant opportunities available through the Victorian Government visit www.sport.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan MP
“This project is a great example of how the Victorian Government is making sport and recreation more accessible, welcoming and inclusive for all Victorians.”
“By taking on board local feedback, we’ve delivered a skate park that adds a whole new dimension to local sport and recreation not just for the local skate community, but the whole community.”
“Better facilities make it easier for Victorians to get back into local sport and recreation and live active and healthy lifestyles.”