Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

YMCA and City of Casey release guidelines for safer skate parks

YMCA and City of Casey release guidelines for safer skate parks
October 25, 2019

YMCA Victoria and City of Casey have this week released guidelines for local government into the development and management of skate facilities aiming to improve and benefit local communities.

The Safety Grind Project are a set of guidelines to help local governments create and strengthen their overall city-wide skate strategy. The issues covered in this document include assessment, design, operation and management for local government.

The research was conducted over eight months which included input from over 50 people from across local government, the skate community, Victorian Police and Justice Department and Sport and Recreation Victoria.

YMCA Action Sports Manager and Safety Grind co-author Nick Buskens advised that the Safety Grind Guidelines have been developed to maximise participation at skate facilities, commenting “by working through the four pillars within the guidelines, local governments will be able to introduce practical controls to mitigate risks associated with design, usage and behaviour.

"In addition to this governments will also be able to manage the impact of their investment in skate facilities.”

City of Casey Coordinator for Community Safety Nik Filips led the Safety Grind project with the support of a grant from the Department of Justice and Community Safety, adding “the key findings such as the engagement of the community in the design, and ongoing activation and management of these assets are key to ensuring skate parks are well used and safe for the whole community.”  

The Safety Grid Guidelines resource can be accessed at www.skatepark.ymca.org.au/safety-grind

Related Articles

24th October 2019 - New skate park opens in Sydney’s northern beaches 

18th June 2019 - City of Sydney plans for construction of new skate plaza and expanded parklands

18th May 2019 - World Skate regrets exclusion of Skateboarding from the 2019 Lima Pan American Games

15th May 2019 - YMCA Anglesea skate program helps reconnect indigenous youth with country and culture

1st May 2019 - World-class skate park set to open in Tamworth

29th April 2019 - City of Newcastle opens $2 million playground and skate park

29th April 2019 - TTC design and construct new skate and BMX parks for South Australia

1st March 2019 - Long-awaited $3 million skate park to be built in Adelaide

3rd February 2019 - Permanent skate park and community green planned for Christchurch

4th January 2019 - Blacktown City Riverstone skate park opened for holidays

22nd November 2018 - YMCA appoints action sports expert to the Board of Skate Australia 

18th July 2018 - Cinema chains battle over redevelopment of former Brisbane roller skate arena

4th March 2018 - Toowoomba Skate City closes doors for final time

23rd February 2018 - New Mackay skate park secures first event prior to completion

19th January 2018 - Australian skateboarding looks to unity in advance of 2020 Olympics

10th December 2017 - Bondi Skate Park to welcome Tony Hawk

10th October 2017 - Sunshine Coast skate park reopens after $1.2 million upgrade

9th October 2017 - Melbourne City Council considers new skate parks

16th August 2017 - Australind skatepark opening a result of extensive community consultation

17th June 2017 - Big new skate space planned for Sydney Park

12th May 2017 - ACT Government looks to encourage people to run, cycle and skate to work

1st February 2017 - Porirua Skate Park wins Mural Masterpieces Award

26th December 2016 - Vans skate and BMX tournaments to combine with the Australian Open of Surfing in 2017

27th November 2016 - Sydney Eastern Suburbs park enhanced with skate park and inclusive playground

16th November 2016 - Tender for Design and Construction of Australind Skatepark

11th October 2016 - Skatepark and BMX circuit on track for summer opening

15th February 2016 - Oldest Australian skate park gets heritage listing


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.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

SENtag

Developed in Europe, this innovative system offers a safety management solution for swimming pools that checks individual swimmers via their wristband - monitoring their depth and time. Sensors…

read more

Aquatics / Hospitality / Safety / Technology / Waterparks

 
 

QUAYCLEAN

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

Aquatics / Hospitality / Surfaces / Venues

 
 

The Pool Enclosure Company

Welcome to The Pool Enclosure Company (TPEC). We provide a large range of premium commercial and residential retractable swimming pool, spa and terrace enclosures throughout Australia, servicing…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Recreation / Venues

 
 
 

Hadley/Series Australia Pty Ltd

Hadley Australia and Series Australia Pty Ltd are the leading quality theatre chair manufacturers in the southern hemisphere. The businesses work closely with architects, interior designers and…

read more

Arts / Culture / Design / Entertainment / Venues

 
 

COMMERCIAL AQUATICS AUSTRALIA

Commercial Aquatics Australia provides aquatic solutions nationwide and is one of the largest and most experienced companies specialising in the design, construction, renovation, service, maintenance…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Play / Waterparks

 
 

The Jump Pad

The Jump Pad is a safe, flat inflatable made in a variety of sizes which can be used indoor or outdoor. From 3mx3m up to a whopping 9mx21m. Markets include Indoor and outdoor playgrounds, schools,…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Play

 
 

BODY BIKE AUSTRALIA

BODY BIKE® International is a leading manufacturer of indoor bikes with a 20-year track record of creating the best indoor bikes. Stay connected with Body Bike Australia…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business