Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Mansfield Skate Park officially opened

Media Release

FN021/2017

18 February 2017

  • Upgraded skate park officially opened today, providing local youth with a safe space to meet, learn, skate and socialise
  • The opening realises a dream initiated by a dedicated group of park users in 2012
  • The skate park is part of a modern, purpose-built Youth Hub for Mansfield

Mansfield's youth-driven upgraded skate park is officially open, delivering a modern, purpose-built Youth Hub for the area.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the project, initiated by a group of local park users in 2012, was an example of the passion of regional communities and their young people.

"This is much more than a skate park, it is a safe place for youth in the community to meet, skate and socialise.

"I had the pleasure of travelling to Mansfield back in September 2016 for the start of work on this exciting project, and I am delighted to see the skate park upgrade come to fruition."

Victorian Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford said the 1,000-square-metre skate park includes a quarter pipe, a bowl, manual pads, ledges, ramp banks and rails."

"This weekend's Mansfield Phruntsyde Skate event provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate the completion of this fantastic and long-awaited piece of community infrastructure."

Mansfield Shire Council Mayor Paul Volkering said from the very beginning, the youth of Mansfield banded together, formed the Skate Park Action Group and began working with Council through extensive consultations, assessments and designs. 

"The Action Group showed commitment and dedication, which continued throughout the entire five-year lifespan of this development. It's a credit to this group that we stand here on such a marvellous facility," Cr Volkering said.

The upgraded skate park was partially opened prior to Christmas, with finishing touches such as landscaping works and construction of a bouldering wall continuing since then.

The Coalition Government provided $200,000, the Victorian Government $132,000, Mansfield Shire Council $100,000, with the Skate Park Action Group and Mansfield Community Fund investing $75,000 toward the project.