Council successfully secured $882,000 in funding from the National Recovery and Resilience Agency's Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program in 2022. This funding was specifically designated for the construction of a new skate park in Corryong.
After conducting a community survey in 2022 and 2023, it was determined that the new skate park would not be built at the existing location on Strezlecki Way and would instead be built at the old Corryong Primary School site, situated on the corner of Anzac Avenue and Towong Road.
The upgraded facility will feature enhanced park elements, with the goal of promoting recreational engagement and fostering social connections, particularly among young individuals and families throughout the Upper Murray region.
After the 2019/20 bushfires impacted the Upper Murray region, the redevelopment of the Corryong skate park was identified as a key priority of the Corryong youth working groups and aligns with the recovery priorities of the Corryong Community Recovery Committee.
Council earmarked this project as a priority in their Council Plan 2021-2025.
Council sought community feedback via a survey on the proposed site for the new Corryong Skatepark.
Survey closed on Sunday 12 March 2023
Councillors endorsed the proposal for the new skatepark to be built at the Old Corryong Primary School site at the March Ordinary Council Meeting. The decision was based on the community survey which showed that 80% of responders were in favour of this location
Councillors awarded Convic with the contract to design the Corryong Skatepark at the April Ordinary Council Meeting
Project Reference Group was formed
Stage one of community consultation commenced on the design of the Corryong Skatepark. Community members were able to provide feedback via an in-person workshop and an online survey.
Draft designs were unveiled to the community at a presentation session. The community provided feedback on the draft during the presentation and via a survey.
The funding came from the National Recovery and Resilience Agency's Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program.
Consultation was carried out in February 2021 to identify aspirations for the Old Corryong School site which showed community appetite for it to be transformed into a hub of recreation facilities, including a new skate park.
A survey in February 2023 confirmed the community’s preference for where to build the new skate park, with over 80% of 188 responders voting in favour if the Old Corryong Primary School site. Based on this evidence the new site was endorsed at the March 2023 Council Meeting.
A masterplan will be developed for the rest of the site which will be driven by the community’s aspirations. Conversations about the master planning for old Corryong Primary School site are ongoing as part of the placemaking project Our Towns Towards 2030.
The existing skate park at 109 Strzelecki Way will be demolished. A date for when is yet to be determined.
Potential future uses of the land will be part of a consultation process with the community in the near future.
World renowned skate park designers Convic were awarded the contract in March 2023 to deliver the design phase of the project.
The Project Reference Group have been working closely with the design contractor to create a facility which will be adventurous, exciting, inclusive of all abilities and fun.
Final plans are available for viewing.
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Community members were able to provide their feedback on the draft plans so Convic could implement these ideas into the final design.
This survey closed at 5pm Monday 18 September 2023.
For more information contact the Project Manager Mark Florence at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1300 365 222.