Locals from Koroit’s growing skateboard, rollerblade, scooter and BMX community can now showcase all the latest tricks and perfect their ollies at a new $170,000 skate park.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today officially opened the highly-anticipated Koroit Youth Space.
Young Koroit skaters, their parents and friends fought hard for this space, kick starting a petition back in 2014.
The Andrews Labor Government listened and is proud to have supported them to make this project happen.
The new skate park will challenge young skaters and BMX riders from beginners to advanced, with street functions, ramps and hips.
It’s also a big win for the entire Koroit community – complementing the newly installed children’s playground as part of the Rail Trail precinct.
The space provides a much-needed new open space in Koroit for families to come together, keep active and have some fun.
The Koroit Youth Space was funded in partnership with the Moyne Shire Council. The Labor Government delivered $80,000 towards the project through our Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.
The Victorian Budget 2017/18 invested $332.8 million to improve sports facilities – from grassroots to elite – to cement Victoria as the sporting capital of Australia.
The $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund has been bolstered with a further $10 million.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“The local community here in Koroit have been calling for a new open space – we listened and we’ve delivered.”
“The Koroit Youth space is a place that will bring people together and encourage more locals to get out and ride.”
“This is a great example of a project that increases the liveability of our community while also promoting physical activity and community interaction.”
“Whether it’s out on the sports field or at skate parks, the Andrews Labor Government is investing to give more Victorians of all ages and abilities the opportunity to play the sports they love, closer to home.”