Lismore City Council has received $3.9 million in state government funding to create a new sports precinct, including a 2300 square metre skatepark, in the Lismore CBD.
‘This is great news for our community and will create a safe place where young people can gather to skate and ride,’ Lismore Mayor Steve Krieg said.
The ‘Lismore Urban Sports Precinct’ will deliver skateboarding, roller skating, BMX, scootering and sport climbing infrastructure, as well as associated recreational infrastructure.
The new skatepark will be built in the youth precinct within Lismore Park, near the corner of Uralba and Dawson streets, and will be able to host major skate and BMX events, adding to Lismore’s reputation as the regional sporting capital of NSW.
‘With skating now an Olympic event, and many world-class skaters coming from our region, a new skatepark will be another string in our bow and attract even more visitors,’ the mayor said.
The project is being funded by the state government’s Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund.
State Member for Lismore, Janelle Saffin welcomed the NSW Government’s investment in Lismore.
‘A new regional skatepark is much needed and a project which I have strongly supported and advocated for,’ she said.
‘I am also excited that a bike track and climbing equipment are included in this project, all elements of which are “building back better” to be flood-resistant,’ she said.
The Urban Sports Precinct will replace Lismore’s old skatepark near the river that has reach the end of its life and is no longer safe.
The community is invited to give feedback on the current concept designs at www.yoursay.lismore.nsw.gov.au.