What do you think needs to go into an open-air youth area? Is it a space for roller skates and rollerblades? Perhaps you prefer rock climbing or getting out on your bike? Maybe the key is an exercise area and exercise machines or perhaps a skatepark?
Lismore City Council are looking for input from young people to let them know what is needed in the new 2300sqm Lismore Youth Precinct and Skatepark that they are planning to build next to Oakes Oval between Dawson and Uralba streets, linking the CBD block to Lismore Shopping Square.
Get your voice heard
The are two workshops coming up where young people with ideas are encouraged to come along and put their ideas forward to help design the new youth precinct and skatepark.
Two workshops will be held on Wednesday, 13 September, at the Lismore PCYC, with the first session from 4pm to 5.30pm, and a second session from 6pm to 7.30pm.
All ages from 13+ are encouraged to attend the upcoming workshop. Attendees under 18 will require parental supervision.
Light refreshments will be provided, so your registration is appreciated.
Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg said the new youth precinct will be a public space all the community can enjoy.
‘It will have a fantastic skatepark and will also feature youth play experiences like sports climbing and the capacity to hold community events, with seating, shade and lighting,’ he said.
‘We want to make sure the community has input into the design so we can create the best possible precinct that will attract events and serve as a meeting point to bring together our community.
‘If you are a skater or have an interest in using the precinct, please come along and provide input.’
This $3.9 million project is funded by round 2 of the NSW Government’s Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund. Community consultation to secure funding for this project has been ongoing since December 2021.
To register, visit the Lismore Skatepark and Youth Precinct page found under the Your Say tab on Council’s website www.lismore.nsw.gov.au or call Council on (02) 6625 0500.
The new Lismore Skatepark and Youth Precinct will be designed and constructed by CONVIC, renowned for creating award-winning skateparks and community spaces worldwide.