'Skate' news for Lucindale

FUNDS: The Lucindale Skatepark will soon be upgraded thanks to LCRI funding
FUNDS: The Lucindale Skatepark will soon be upgraded thanks to LCRI funding

Naracoorte Lucindale Council have voted to allocate up to $185,000 to build a skatepark and pump track at Lucindale.

At the January 19 local government meeting, council voted unanimously to approve an allocation of up to $185,000 from the Local Roads & Community Infrastructure Program For the Lucindale Masterplan Centenary Park Skatepark and Pump Track project, and tree removal and not to go to tender for this project, instead directly engaging Grind Projects subject to satisfactory design and cost outcomes.

CEO Trevor Smart said funding for round two of the Local Roads & Community Infrastructure Program requires the council to maintain their current capital works spend, and suggested it be spent on a "rolling basis."

"One project I think is worth considering is the Lucindale Masterplan implementation - we have endorsed the priority list as set by the working group and their priority one was the skate park and the contract of that was subject to funding," he said.

"We have contractors doing the Naracoorte skate bowl and pumptrack, I think it is opportune, as it is a fairly specialist field, that we engage those contractors outside of our normal tendering process to come up with design and costing to continue the project in Lucindale."

Tree removal, estimated to cost $13,600 will be required due to the dropping of branches and leaves onto the existing skatepark area which is not conducive to use of and space required for pump track.

Councillors voted unanimously to accept the recommendation.