New Skate Park Proposed for Lemon Tree Passage

Youth worker James Campbell, Steve Tucker and local Lions Club members with local young people at a get-together at the existing Mallabula skatepark.

 

PORT Stephens Council’s proposal to construct a new $250,000 skate park on the waterfront at Lemon Tree Passage has divided the community.

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Some believe the skate park is best left where it is near the sports ovals at Mallabula.

Others assert that an additional skate park in Lemon Tree Passage would dovetail well with the other recreational facilities and bring more people to the area.

Port Stephens Council Central Ward Councillor Steve Tucker believes that the proposed new skate park would be a ‘win-win’ for everyone in the local community.

“By effecting minor repairs to the old skate park, it would give the young people options.

“They will still be able to use the facility for their very popular get-togethers with BBQs, music and arts and crafts without the risk of upsetting local residents,” he said.

“Its central location is great and provides an optional recreational facility for those attending the little Athletics, the pool and the football matches,” he added.

“It also has a BMX track nearby,” he added.

“The new one is still not at the design stage and community input will be sought before we proceed.

“We envisage a low key plan with pathway connections to the existing tidal pool , jetty, play equipment, shops and picnic areas,” he stated.

“Extra parking will be needed,” he said.

 

The proposed new skate park site beside the water at Lemon Tree Passage.

3 thoughts on “New Skate Park Proposed for Lemon Tree Passage

  1. Sadly this is a very poor choice for the kids and the local residents and boat users of LTP. It’s amazing that you can announce this even before the resident feedback has been closed.

  2. NO I think the skate park should be upgraded where it is at Tanilba Bay and the children are very happy with that. It would be very dangerous to have the skate park at LTPassage as it very congested as it is and with children around especially holidays I can see a accident happening and I hope the council will be liable if this happens and I am sure it will in the future. Leave it where it,is and upgrade and save our children.

  3. General road maintenance, traffic control (speed bumps) on roads where residents are forced to walk on the road (eg Gould Dr), Footpaths, correcting drainage issues are just a few of the requirements of the Tilligerry peninsula before $250K should be spent on a skate park. A skate park might be fine – but how about getting some priorities right – please!!!

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