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Chinchilla Skate Park to be completed for Christmas school holiday break

26 July 2018

The long campaigned-for skate park is set to open in November and will be welcome news to Chinchilla’s skateboarding community.

The project has been driven by Chinchilla residents Brad Ehlers and wife Claudia Ehlers who collected more than 400 signatures and petitioned Council for the project.

The redevelopment of the skate park is funded by $100,000 of Western Downs Regional Council’s capital works allocation and a further $200,000 as part of the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland Program.

Council Spokesperson for Parks and Open Spaces Councillor Carolyn Tillman said it was exciting to see money put towards a facility that the community worked together to have built.

“Chinchilla has a really vibrant community and it’s fantastic to see so many people getting out and enjoying our public spaces in an active way,” she said.

“The best part about this project is it has been driven by locals and we know it will be embraced and used by the people it was built for.”

Managing Director of Concrete Skateparks, who has been contracted to deliver the project, Rob Lewers, said the company aimed to begin in late August or early September, with a view to have the skate park completed in November in time for the Christmas school holiday period.

“The skate park will be for all different user types, ages and skill levels from beginner through to advanced and will allow demonstrations and community events such as skate days that Chinchilla can host.”

“We look forward to building on the Western Downs region’s strengths of liveability and a community atmosphere.”

The Chinchilla Skate Park will be constructed to maximize a long-term lifespan and reduce the cost of ongoing maintenance.

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