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Ludwig wants to see Yeppoon Skate Park extension go ahead

James Eyre spends much of his spare time at the Yeppoon skate park perfecting his skateboarding. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
James Eyre spends much of his spare time at the Yeppoon skate park perfecting his skateboarding. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

A HIKE in costs to extend the Yeppoon Skate park won't stop Livingstone Council from fulfilling a promise made to young people six years ago.

Mayor Bill Ludwig told yesterday's council meeting the current skate park was the most used facility ever undertaken for youth and the extension was worth every cent.

"This was promised to youth six years ago," he said.

"Every year they (Rockhampton Regional Council) said they'd deliver and every year it was pulled out of the budget.

"We need to make sure we deliver."

RRC sought tenders to build the extension to the park in early 2013 however a review of the tender process had identified a lack of construction specifications in the plans.

Do you think the Rockhampton/Capricorn Coast region needs more skateparks?

This poll ended on 13 June 2014.

Yes - 53%

No - 46%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

The result is a cost blowout from the original tender of $66,720 to $166,000.

Several components including removal and relocation of existing infrastructure, vegetation removal and engineering certification were not included in the original tender process.

An additional $22,000 for site preparation was also included in the revised cost estimate.

Cr Glenda Mather supported the project but with some reluctance as she said there were many areas in the shire which had no recreational facilities.

Cr Ludwig said he would like to see an extension to the Emu Park skate park move forward and also to see facilities constructed at The Caves.

Topics:  livingstone shire council rockhampton regional council skatepark



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