Construction ramps up at Jingili Skate Park

Work commenced last week on the $450,000 redesign and refurbishment of the Jingili Water Gardens skate park. The Department of Local Government and Community Services provided a Special Purpose Grant of $150,000 for the rebuild.

Work commenced last week on the $450,000 redesign and refurbishment of the Jingili Water Gardens skate park.

Multi-award winning skate park designers Convic are developing the new facility, which is targeted at beginner to intermediate riders of skateboards, BMX, and scooters.

Community surveys revealed that the 15 year old park was in need of repair, and extensive youth consultations have been undertaken to inform the skate park redesign.

The project received a one-off Special Purpose Grant of $150,000 from the Department of Local Government and Community Services, the remainder provided by Darwin Council.

“The department’s special purpose grants are designed to improve infrastructure for people living in the community, by helping council and local organisations to deliver local services. We hope that local skaters, riders and their families will be able to enjoy these upgraded facilities through the dry season,” said David Willing, Executive Director at the Department of Local Government and Community Services.

The ramp is due to open to skaters and riders around June or July.

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