Byford Skate Park upgrades ramp up as Stage 2 planning commences
Planning for upgrades to the Byford Skate Park has commenced with Stage 2 set to breathe new life into the precinct located within Briggs Park.
Funded by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, the $800,000 Stage 2 project will see the skating surface extended with new skateable elements, seating and lighting introduced to the park.
The scope of works for Stage 2 will include consultation with stakeholders, design and construction.
The upgrades will be a major boost for young people located in the Shire’s busiest suburb, offering a more exciting and accessible space to Byford youth.
The Shire will be holding a series of community consultation workshops where residents are invited to have their say on the skate park upgrades over the coming weeks.
The first workshop will be held at the Byford Skate Park on 7 March 2023, kicking off at 3.30pm.
Comments attributed to Member for Darling Range MLA Hugh Jones
“I am very happy to see planning for my skate park commitment commencing, and that young people will have the opportunity to provide input into its design,”
“The Byford Skate Park expansion will provide a contemporary space for our youth, recognising the exponential growth around Byford.”
Comments attributed to Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale President Cr Michelle Rich
“Byford Skate Park is one of our Shire’s busiest youth precincts,”
“Located close to schools, the Serpentine Jarrahdale Community Recreation Centre and the Shire’s Youth Space, hundreds of our young residents make use of the skate park every week.
“The Shire is pleased to be working with the State Government to carry out these upgrades after our residents identified the project as a key priority in the Shire’s recent Community Perception Survey.
“This is an exciting step on our journey to providing better support for SJ’s youth and the Shire thanks the State Government for their contribution.”