6 April 2016

Residents and visitors to Loch Sport are now perfecting their finest skate board tricks at the town’s new skate park, which was officially opened today by the Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing.

Building a skate park has been a long-standing priority for the community, who managed to raise $10,000 through local fund-raising activities to put towards the project.

The Andrews Labor Government provided $80,000 towards the construction of the skate park, with Wellington Shire Council providing the remaining $94,000.

Wellington Shire Council worked with local young people in the design process to ensure the skate park’s location would suit its users.

The Skate Park, which is close to existing play spaces and public infrastructure, provides a fantastic recreational facility for the local community, as well as visitors to the area during holiday periods. With Loch Sport situated between the Gippsland Lakes and the 90 Mile Beach, the area is visited by many who come to enjoy the National Parks and beaches that the region has to offer.

The Loch Sport Skate Park is another example of the Andrews Government working collaboratively with community and council to deliver better infrastructure to benefit regional Victorians.

Quotes attributable to the Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing:

The Loch Sport Skate Park is a fantastic example of the Andrews Labor Government working together with council and community to deliver a project that will benefit local people and visitors alike”

“The Loch Sport Skate Park has long been a priority project for the people of the Wellington Shire Council, and I would like to congratulate them on their proactive fundraising that has helped make construction of the Skate Park a reality”.

Quote attributable to the Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford

The Loch Sport Skate Park, located against the picturesque background of Lake Victoria, provides a recreational facility that the youth of the Wellington Shire can be proud of given their assistance with the project design”.