Yamba Skate Park will provide a lead for Iluka Skate Park’s design.
Yamba Skate Park will provide a lead for Iluka Skate Park’s design. Debrah Novak

Iluka gets skating

THE WAIT is over for Iluka skaters who will be getting their own skate park, perhaps within three months, now that $150,000 in funding has been allocated to the project.

Iluka sports field is the most likely location for the new skate park but a discussion with the local community will help determine its ultimate location, Clarence Valley Council's deputy general manager Rob Donges said.

"We are looking around the tennis court area but our youth officer will meet with locals to talk about location and design," he said.

The police and wider community will also have input into the location of the skate park.

The new skate parks in Wooli and Yamba would provide a lead in terms of design.

The project "could move quickly" once design and location have been finalised, Mr Donges said.

"It could be done within this financial year if everything proceeds without a problem. It shouldn't take too much longer than that," he said.

"The key is to come up with a design that costs less than the $150,000 that has been allocated."

The CVC has made $100,000 available and $50,000 was allocated from the State Government.

"The Clarence electorate has won grants totalling $400,000 from the Coalition State Government's Community Building Partnerships program," Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis said.

"The grants range in size from $1450 for a war memorial upgrade to $50,000 for the skate park in Iluka.

"I believe these grants will help local volunteers make a real and positive difference to our local communities."



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