Bathurst MP Paul Toole today announced $300,000 in funding to attract a new generation of young skate park users in Bathurst thanks to round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

The money will be used for an initiative that involves the design and construction of stage two of the Bathurst Skate Park, located opposite Lions Berry Park.

Mr Toole said this new project involves the design and construction of skate elements that can be used by younger or less confident community members who wish to develop their skating skills.

"Currently the skate park caters more towards intermediate or advanced users, but these additions will look to increase interest in skateboarding by improving the overall usability of the skate park," he said.

"I am sure these improvements to the skate park will generate interest in more young people to use the facility and encourage them to be more physically active."

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the roll out of the second round projects takes Stronger Country Communities funding to $300 million.

"I congratulate Bathurst Regional Council for its successful application for the skate park improvements because they will no doubt make the region an even more attractive place to work and raise a family," Mr Barilaro said.

"The $300 million Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $1.6 billion Regional Growth Fund that is employing local tradies, putting local suppliers to work and providing the right environment to operate regional businesses." he said.

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