Skate park to open this weekend

Stage one of the park upgrade at Camilleri Street District Park, which includes the skate park and pump track, will be opened to the public from this Saturday (November 9).

The project is jointly funded between Mackay Regional Council and the Queensland Government who helped fund the project through a $1 million election commitment.

Cr Ross Gee said there was plenty of anticipation surrounding the project, particularly the youth hub, which featured a skate park, pump track, half basketball court and hit-up wall.

“Construction of the youth hub has been ongoing since July,” he said.

“Contractors, Convic Pty Ltd, have done an exceptional job, completing this project in record time and we are pleased that we can open it to the public this weekend.

While the youth hub is now complete, work on the revitalisation of Camilleri Street District Park is ongoing and will be officially opened in December

In addition to the youth hub, the upgrades include:

  • New public amenities
  • Boardwalk and footpath connectivity from Barber Drive to Camilleri Street car park
  • Additional shelters, an electric barbecue, picnic tables and bench seats
  • Water bubbler and rubbish bins
  • Dog park

Member for Mackay Julieanne Gilbert MP, who helped turn a sod on-site earlier this year to mark the start of construction, said it was exciting to see the project take shape.

“The State Government is proud to have helped fund this job-creating project, which is creating wonderful facilities to enhance the liveability for Northern Beaches residents and visitors to the area,’’ she said.

Cr Ayril Paton said the upgrades would help meet the needs of the growing Northern Beaches population.

“With about 1080 families living in the area, there is strong demand for improved recreational facilities in the Northern Beaches,” he said.

“This project will build on existing infrastructure, while catering to a wider range of ages and providing a space for residents to enjoy leisure and social activities in the Northern Beaches.”