Construction of new Broome skatepark to begin next month
Published on 22 March 2022
The Broome community will soon be able to enjoy a new state-of-the-art skatepark, with construction on the much-anticipated project commencing next month.
Improving youth services in Broome is a priority for the Shire, with the new skatepark eagerly awaited by the local community.
To be based at the existing skatepark site on Cable Beach Road East, the $1.5 million project is being jointly funded by the Shire and Lotterywest.
During the construction phase, the existing skatepark will be closed to public access to ensure community safety.
Award-winning skatepark designers Convic were commissioned to design the new facility and local sub-contractors will undertake the construction, with feedback from Broome residents included in the design.
Over 200 submissions were received to shape the skatepark’s design, with 50 per cent coming from people aged 22 or younger.
Shire of Broome president Harold Tracey said the new skatepark would be an amazing addition for Broome’s youth and sporting community.
“Providing excellent sporting infrastructure and youth services are a priority for the Shire and we have invested heavily in this space over recent years,” he said.
“Having a new top-notch skatepark will be another facility that the Broome community can be proud of and it will be fantastic to see our youth making it their own.
“I’d like to say a big thank you to Lotterywest and the State Government for their financial support in this project.
“I look forward to seeing the final product, which will be completed in mid-2022.”