Lancelin kickflips its way to an improved skate park

Media Release

JM034/2018

05 March 2018

Joint release with:

Christian Porter

Attorney General
Member for Pearce

Sam Collard

Shire President

  • Lancelin Skate and BMX Park upgrade is open
  • Provides local youth with a safe space to meet, learn, skate and socialise
  • Coalition Government invested $126,000 to the project

Lancelin community's much wanted skate and BMX park upgrade is officially open, benefitting around 100 young people who use it weekly and more than double that number of tourists who visit during peak season.

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said investing in projects like this helps to grow a more vibrant and viable community.

“Free state-of-the-art skate parks provide a safe environment for kids to enjoy the sport they love so much, and are a great way for them to get outdoors and get active,” Dr McVeigh said.

“The Coalition Government recognises the importance of delivering high-quality infrastructure projects in regional areas as part of its commitment to strengthen rural and regional Australia.”

Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter said the Lancelin Skate and BMX Park is a project the community has been very passionate about.

“Lancelin is one of the peak tourism hot spots along the Perth coastline and the upgrades to the Lancelin Skate and BMX Park will benefit not only the local youth but the many holiday makers and visitors that come to town,” Mr Porter said.

“Skate parks are important community projects—they get kids off the couch, keep them active and healthy and provide them with a safe space to meet, learn, skate and socialise.

“The upgrades were promised and they have been delivered.

“I am proud to have fought for this project for our local community and even prouder to see its completion.”

Gingin Shire President Sam Collard said this is a fantastic investment by the Federal Government into this community and one we are very grateful for.

“The upgraded Lancelin Skate and BMX Park will provide a healthy community life where our young people can have fun, make new friends and keep active.

“Our thanks must also go to the young people in the Shire who participated in our Youth Survey and Art Competition—they told us a skate and BMX park was important to them. By investing in projects like this one we are helping our youth to feel included, vibrant and healthy.”

The project was jointly funded by the Coalition Government contributing $126,000 and the Shire of Gingin $4,700.