Banjo’s skate park and other upgrades for Terrigal Lagoon Reserve

An artist impression of Banjo's Skate Park

Central Coast Council is giving the foreshore of Terrigal Lagoon a makeover, opening up more recreational opportunities for the local community.
The foreshore is already a popular spot with local community groups and families and provides easy access to the lagoon for aquatic activities including paddle board riding.
Council is looking to build on this popularity by upgrading the Rotary Park as well as planning for Banjo’s skate park within Terrigal Lagoon Reserve, and the community was invited to a drop-in information session on Wednesday, July 12 at the 1st Terrigal Scout Hall.
Council Group Leader, Assets Infrastructure and Business, Mr Mike Dowling, encouraged the community to come to the information session to get an insight into the planned works.
“We want the community to meet the staff behind the project and check out the plans for the foreshore,” Mr Dowling said.
“These works will not only add to the amenity of the area, they will also increase the recreational opportunities available along the foreshore.
“The play space will be upgraded with new, modern, play equipment, and the skate park aims to provide a safe space for local riders,” he added.
The project has significant community support and a $500,000 Federal Government grant to build a skate park where children can learn to skate in a safe, friendly and supportive environment.
The proposed location for the skate park was selected after a review of open space land in the Terrigal/Wamberal area and best meets the criteria for accessibility, visibility, proximity to public transport and suitable cleared land.
Terrigal Rotary Park will also receive a significant boost with a $325,000 upgrade, thanks to, in part, a $100,000 grant from the NSW Metropolitan Greenspace Program and a $5,000 contribution from the Rotary Club of Terrigal.
Works include upgrading the play space and park furniture within the Rotary Park.
Council Administrator, Mr Ian Reynolds, said the upgrade was part of the record spend on capital works to deliver better services and infrastructure for the community.
“The upgrade of the Terrigal Lagoon foreshore is one of many open space projects we have budgeted for to give our community more options to get out and be active,” Mr Reynolds said.
“We are planning to spend more the $27m, this financial year, to improve our open space and recreational spaces across the Coast.”

Source:
Media release, Jul 4
Central Coast Council Media

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