Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Progress on Alfred Cox Skate Park redevelopment

Skate park design specialists will be engaged to prepare a concept design for a proposed upgrade of the Alfred Cox Skate Park.

Today Council’s Community Development and Services Committee confirmed its support for a skate park user group that is aiming to progress the park redevelopment.

The committee also approved the preparation of a concept design, in collaboration with users and supporters of the skate park.

Skate park advocate Shane Kingsbeer presented to a Council in June, asking that they consider the redevelopment of the skate park a priority.

He said if a concept design was undertaken, it would enable further discussions with iwi, key stakeholders and external funders.

Skate park design is a specialised field and the estimated cost for the concept design is $40,000. This will be funded from Council’s sports grounds facilities upgrades and renewals budget.

Once the concept design is complete, there will be considerable costs if the project is to proceed. This will be reliant on external funding and Council consideration through the next Long Term Plan process.

The project would be subject to prioritisation against other community projects also identified under Tairawhiti’s Community Facilities Strategy.

The skate park is one of Council’s most used facilities but has had very little investment in recent years, aside from safety repairs.

User surveys were carried out in 2017 which showed strong support for improvements to the facility.

The Community Facilities Strategy and Sports Facilities Plan also identifies skate boarding and scootering as popular recreation activities in Tairawhiti, with up to 21 percent youth participation rates.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

General Election Announced: Set For September 19

The 2020 General Election will be held on Saturday 19 September, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. “I will be asking New Zealanders to continue to support my leadership and the current direction of the Government, which is grounded in stability, a strong economy and progress on the long term challenges facing New Zealand,” Jacinda Ardern said. “We are running an established and effective MMP Government, and overseeing a strong economy with low unemployment and growth rates the envy of other countries like Australia and the UK while making critical investments in health, education and reducing child poverty. More>>


 

Gordon Campbell: On The Coronavirus Outbreak

The coronavirus – its official World Health Organisation designation is 2019-nCoV – is believed to have originated as a seafood-to-human transfer, with ground zero for the transfer believed to have been a fish market in Wuhan, China. More>>

ALSO:


WINZ Quarterly Report: More People Getting Into Work

The December quarter benefit numbers released today show the Government’s plan to get people off the benefit and into work is starting to pay off,” Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni said. More>>

ALSO:

Changing lives: Boost In Whānau Ora Funding

Whānau throughout New Zealand are set to benefit from an extra three million dollars that will go directly to Whānau Ora Commissioning Agencies, the Minister for Whānau Ora Peeni Henare announced today. More>>

ALSO:

PGF Kaikōura $10.88M: Boost In Tourism & Business

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing $10.88 million to boost business and tourism opportunities in Kaikōura, Parliamentary Undersecretary for Regional Economic Development, Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. More>>

ALSO:

Whitebaiting: Govt Plans To Protect Announced

With several native whitebait species in decline the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage has today released proposals to standardise and improve management of whitebait across New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:


Education: Resource For Schools On Climate Change

New resource for schools to increase awareness and understanding of climate change... More>>

ALSO:


 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 


 

InfoPages News Channels