As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd. Click here to view the VIVATICKET Pty Ltd listing. 19th July 2018 - ENTA…read more
Australia’s largest skate park opens at South Hedland Youth Space
South Hedland Youth Space, Australia’s largest skate park, has opened with the construction fences coming down as of Monday 9th February - five weeks ahead of schedule.
Port Hedland Mayor Kelly Howlett said the project was a result of positive community engagement and collaboration with youth, residents, industry and government.
Mayor Howlett explained “I am delighted to announce the South Hedland Youth Space is available to use.
“A few items are still to be completed – such as consolidation of landscaping and installation of shade structures – however, we couldn’t keep the fences up any longer!
“We’ve received excellent feedback from youth who have been treated to behind the scenes tours during construction … (one nine year old) commented that he thought the new skate park was awesome and couldn’t wait for it to open so he could start riding his scooters and skateboard.
“Young members of the community have been engaged in the consultation process from the beginning, making the skate park a true youth zone.
“A strong theme of the comments from the various workshops revolved on designing a space that will continue to encourage strong participation as shown in the existing skate parks whilst offering various uses for wider active and passive participation – and this is now reflected in the amazing facility for our community.”
Mayor Howlett acknowledged the role key partners in the construction of the $3.8 million project, thanking BHP Billiton Iron Ore ($2.3million) and supporting partners Lotterywest ($650,000), Fortescue Metals Group ($500,000) and LandCorp ($350,000 through the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Fund), for their involvement and helping to bring this project to life.
Chris Cottier, Manager Pilbara Communities, BHP Billiton Iron Ore added “BHP Billiton is pleased to be playing our part in supporting new recreation facilities for the youth of South Hedland.
"We are very proud of our past involvement in the development of the Port Hedland skate park and are delighted to be building on infrastructure we have previously supported in South Hedland including the water play park, the stadium and the aquatic centre upgrade.”
The construction of the skate park commenced in August 2014 and is a major component in the revitalisation of South Hedland CBD with major benefit and value for youth and families.
29th October 2014 - PORT HEDLAND TO BE HOME TO AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST SKATE PARK
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
PulseTec Solutions is a leading provider of software systems and solutions to the health and fitness industry for more than a decade. Our key products and services include ClientConnect studio and…read more
Digonex is a leading provider of customised dynamic pricing solutions to clients in arts and entertainment, sport, attractions, cultural institutions and retail sectors. Digonex’s technology is…read more
Quayclean are a national cleaning and waste services partner with proven results in the understanding and delivery of cleaning needs and challenges faced by facilities including; major venues and…read more
TRP help health clubs, leisure centres and gyms across the globe create happy, loyal members through our user-friendly software which enables effective engagement and the delivery exceptional customer…read more
Vticket Pty Ltd is the Australian and New Zealand distributor for Gateway Ticketing Systems Inc., the world leader in high-speed access control, admission control and ticketing software for the…read more
Crystal Pools has a solid history of performance on a wide variety of government and commercial projects and is the name behind many of Australia’s most innovative and ambitious aquatic…read more
Summit Fitness Equipment is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!