Mayor warns of skate park danger

An unidentified skate boarder flirting with danger at the still-to-be-finished skate park facility.
An unidentified skate boarder flirting with danger at the still-to-be-finished skate park facility.

SKATERS jumping the gun and using the new Yamba's skate park before its opening are risking injury to themselves and damage to the new facility, claims Clarence Valley Mayor Richie Williamson.

Cr Williamson is urging the local community to stay away from the construction site to enable works to continue as scheduled without damage to property or people.

"While the skate surface at Yamba looks finished, at the moment it is a construction site and only authorised persons are permitted access," he said.

"I understand the skating community is excited to try the park out, however we are still to conn

ect services such as power and having unauthorised people on the site exposes them to serious life-threatening risk. It will only be a few weeks until all works are completed and everyone can enjoy the facility in safety.

"The builders have pulled out all stops, with construction proceeding under tarpaulins during the rain where possible and extra drainage being used where necessary."

Cr Williams said young people had been involved in the construction process across all of the sites including Coutts Crossing, Copmanhurst, Wooli and Market Square.

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