The Sandy Point Community Group (SPCG) is pleased to advise that in response to a strong desire expressed over many years by the younger members of our community to have a skate park at Sandy Point, we are seeking a grant through the South Gippsland Council to undertake a feasibility and concept design report. This will help us to determine the level of support, site options and overall viability for a skate park. If successful in obtaining a grant, SPCG will partner with CONVIC, a leading organisation in Australia for community space design and development, to undertake the feasibility process. The three key phases will include:
1. Community consultation
2. Identification and assessment of potential sites
3. Based upon (1) & (2), development of design concept
Should funding come through, it is anticipated that community consultation will commence in January, 2021. Consultation opportunities will be available through face-to-face workshop sessions (COVID restrictions dependent), online forums or hard copy surveys. SPCG will advise of details when they come to hand.
SPCG is committed to support all members of our community and understands how important it is for young people to feel recognised, respected and included in the decisions that impact their community. It is our hope that in the case of a feasibility and concept design for a skate park, this demonstrates a commitment by the Group to exploring opportunities to provide recreational facilities that are accessible and safe for our young people.