Have your say on the future of wheeled sports

Published on 29 June 2020

BMX rider at Cessnock Skate Park

Cessnock City Council is asking for community feedback on the draft Skate and BMX Strategy that is on public exhibition from Monday 29 June.

The draft Strategy includes recommendations for existing skate and BMX facilities and outlines future needs. It identifies 23 actions, including upgrades to current facilities, priorities for new facilities and future investigations.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said it’s an important strategy for our growing community.

“By the year 2031 it’s anticipated an additional 29,000 people, including 6,000 children, will call the Cessnock Local Government Area home. This has implications on the current skate and BMX facilities. We want community members to take a look at the strategy and provide us with feedback so we can better meet the needs of our community as we plan for the future of wheeled sports.”

“We know the community want to see improvements to the provision of such facilities. Council has received 8 petitions over the last 10 years for various skatepark facilities across the LGA. Now is an excellent time for those residents who signed petitions over the years to provide Council with their feedback during public exhibition. “

Key points in the draft Strategy include:

  • The need for supporting infrastructure such as shade, seating, access to water and pathways
  • Providing facilities that cater for beginners and that encourage and enable skills progression
  • A user preference of transition and street styles

Submissions must be received by 5.00pm on 26 July 2020. For more information visit Have your say.

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