Skate Park Planning

A community meeting was held in Two Wells last month, with around 30 people gathering to show their support for a skate park in the town.

Organised by Two Wells Regional Action Team members and led by new recruit and keen skater, Alex Bigg, the group enjoyed a free sausage sizzle before sitting down to an informal discussion.

Alex, who helped establish the Yankallila skate park during his teens, spoke openly with the group, many of whom were young skaters and BMX riders, about his ideas for the project.

A range of design options were shown to those present, with the younger set in particular, excited by the possibilities.

Alex is keen for the Two Wells skate park to be a drawcard for the area and wants to see the first stage of the structure built undercover.

Local businessman and TWRAT member, Tony Lange, has been supportive of a skate park in the town for many years, and says the project is now starting to gather momentum and find direction.

“Alex’s idea of having the first stage under cover is a stroke of genius,” Tony said.

“With all the months of rain we have, this could make our skate park the go-to destination across the state during winter.

“The next steps will be to put together a business plan, start chasing funding opportunities and present something formally to council.”

Tony said support for the skate park has been terrific, and on behalf of TWRAT wished to thank the local IGA for the donation of bread, Dimasi Fruit and Veg for onions, Prime Meat Store for donating sausages and the Two Wells Football and Netball Sporting Club for use of their clubrooms.

Anyone interested in keeping up to date on the project or showing their support can email Alex Bigg at alexbigg@hotmail.com.

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