Banjo’s Skate Park to be officially opened

Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks, with Central Coast Councillor, Jilly Pilon and husband, Mic Pilon their children, Fletcher and Gabbi and Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign AffairsMember for Robertson, Lucy Wicks, with Central Coast Councillor, Jilly Pilon and husband, Mic Pilon their children, Fletcher and Gabbi and Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs

Central Coast Council and Federal Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks, will join the Pilon family for the official opening event for Banjo’s Skate Park.

Banjo’s Skate Park pays tribute to the late, Banjo Pilon, who tragically lost his life at just 10-years-old while skateboarding in his local street. “This was something that was called for and led by our local community. “It is a heartfelt response to tragedy, but also a refl ection of the genuine need for better youth facilities in this area,” Lucy Wicks said. The Australian Government provided $500,000 to build Banjo’s Skate Park, something Wicks said was a part of a 2016 election commitment.

“It has been an honour to work with the Pilon Family on this project. “Mic, Jilly and their beautiful children, Fletcher and Gabbi, have shown tremendous resilience and dedication in advocating for a space that will bring benefi t to the whole community,” she said. Council Director, Assets, Infrastructure and Business, Boris Bolgoff, said Council is proud to deliver the community’s vision for a purpose-built, safe and inclusive place to skate. The family-friendly offi cial opening will include food stalls, skating demonstrations and live musical performances from: Banjo’s siblings Fletcher and Gabbi, Sam Busker Jones, and, June and Trinity Young.

The opening event will be held on Sunday, August 5, from 11am to 3pm, at the Terrigal Lagoon Foreshore.

Source: Media Release, Jul 26 Charlotte Bowcock, Office of Lucy Wicks MP

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