Bulahdelah Lions Club continue fundraising for skate park

Federal Member for Lyne, Dr David Gillespie, with Lions Rob and Yvonne Williams, Arthur Baker, Les and Carol Tattersall and Roger Dixon in Bulahdelah Mountain Park.
Federal Member for Lyne, Dr David Gillespie, with Lions Rob and Yvonne Williams, Arthur Baker, Les and Carol Tattersall and Roger Dixon in Bulahdelah Mountain Park.

 

PLANS for the new Skate Park in Bulahdelah are moving forward with the Lions Club continuing to work towards achieving their $250,000 funding target.

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A Commonwealth Government Grant injected $50,000 into the project.

Federal Member for Lyne, Dr David Gillespie, said he was pleased to provide the funding which will significantly benefit the local community.

The Lions Club are the driving force behind the project, which is supported by Council, community groups and local schools.

Lion, Arthur Baker, said they want young people to take ownership of the new park.

“We will raise the funds, but it will be constructed from the ideas of the youth,” he said.

Some of the ideas generated from students at the recent hands-on workshop included a skate bowl, half pipe and separate spaces for both beginners and more advanced riders.

MidCoast Council Community Engagement Officer, Sarah Wilkinson, said they also gathered suggestions about other items that could be implemented to the rest of Mountain Park.

“These ideas included play equipment for bigger kids, basketball and netball rings, BMX dirt track and a smaller children’s learn to ride track,” she said.

The Lions Club have been working on the project for four years, and have been overwhelmed by the support, pledges and donations received from local businesses.

Arthur said in order to reach their funding target and make the project a reality, more donations are needed.

“The end result of the project is to provide Bulahdelah with a premier skate park facility,” he said.

For more information, or to pledge a donation, contact Sarah Wilkinson at MidCoast Council by emailing [email protected]

 

By John SAHYOUN

 

Federal Member for Lyne, Dr David Gillespie, with Lions Rob and Yvonne Williams, Arthur Baker, Les and Carol Tattersall and Roger Dixon in Bulahdelah Mountain Park.
Federal Member for Lyne, Dr David Gillespie, with Lions Rob and Yvonne Williams, Arthur Baker, Les and Carol Tattersall and Roger Dixon in Bulahdelah Mountain Park.

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