Member for Bathurst, Paul Toole, Blayney Shire Mayor, Scott Ferguson, local residents and school groups gathered at the Blayney Heritage Park and Adventure Playground for the start of construction on a new skate park.
The Blayney Skate Park project has received $272, 620 in funding from NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities, Round One and is now fully funded to commence work.
Blayney Shire Mayor, Scott Ferguson said the push for a skate park was first identified in the Blayney Town Community Plan 2016, which the Blayney Town Association helped develop and it has grown in support ever since.
"This project represents a true community project where Council, State Government, local community groups and residents have worked together to progress the idea and now make a skate park for Blayney a reality," Mayor Ferguson said.
"Council has received valuable input from students from the local high school and public schools who have been involved in the project since the get go.
"We are thrilled to see work start today and with our contracting partners, Oasis, who won the tender for the development works.
"It is expected the new skate park will be ready for our young people and visitors enjoy very soon and hope to open the new skate park during this Christmas holiday period," he said.
Paul Toole said that the funding for the project had come from the NSW governments Stronger Country Community funds and would allow young skaters to remain in Blayney.
‘Currently they catch the train into Orange or go to the skate park in Millthorpe and now I’m really pleased to deliver,