Our popular Peregian Beach skate park will get a major upgrade in the next couple of years thanks to the state government’s stimulus funding for infrastructure.
$175,000 will go towards upgrading the skate park, with design work due to start this financial year and the building scheduled for 2022/23.
Infrastructure staff at Noosa Council advise – via Deputy Mayor Frank Wilkie – that the skate facility will remain on the same site and will be an upgrade to the existing infrastructure.
When the detailed planning process gets underway, local skating community stakeholders and community representatives will be invited to take part in consultation.
As we’re all well aware, the park is built on the dunes in a high coastal hazard risk zone with increasing risk of inundation and erosion in the decades ahead.
This could be an early example of what Noosa Council has begun to think seriously about; building public infrastructure in high risk locations that’s designed specifically for the increasing risk of climate change.
This is part of a $4 million package across Noosa Shire that includes; - public furniture and shelters along Gympie Terrace, - dozens of public barbecues, - missing links in the pathways network, - public toilet amenities at Sunshine Beach, - new showers and rockwall seating at Main Beach - and in the hinterland - work on the Cooran Hall, the Noosa Museum at Pomona and the Kin Kin community Centre.