Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Skate Park Takes Shape

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Skate Park Takes Shape

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Byline: GRAEME SINGLETON

AFTER years of frustrating delays, Coffs Harbour City Council will today finally begin delivering a skate park to the cityas youth.

The Mayor, Denise Knight, and council surveyors will at 9am mark out the footprint for the planned skate park and youth space at Brelsford Park.

aGiving the youth of Coffs Harbour a skate park they can be proud of has been one of my top aims since I first stood for council, so this very first step in the construction process is a really, really exciting moment,a Cr Knight said.

aThe icing on the cake is that this project is going to be so much more than a simple skate park, itas going to be a focal point for creative activities for the whole community.a

The Mayoras excitement is shared by local skaters group Coffs Harbour Extreme Riders Inc. (CHERI) whose members have been invited to the marking out.

aAfter several years of working towards getting a quality skate park in Coffs Harbour, CHERI members are very excited that this facility is to be built at Brelsford Park very soon,a said CHERI secretary Therese Conlon. …

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