Bermagui skate park breaks new ground

Soil is delivered to the site of the long-awaited Bermagui skate park.

Soil is delivered to the site of the long-awaited Bermagui skate park.

EARTH has been turned on the long-awaited Bermagui skate park.

Last week, fences around the site adjacent to Dickinson Oval were erected and soil delivered.

The organising committee is now hoping for six weeks of good weather in which to complete the build.

Committee member Aimee White said the contractors brought in to do the job will soon be compacting the dirt in the area before laying foundations and pouring the concrete.

“We’re really rocking and rolling now,” Ms White said.

“If the weather’s good, within six weeks we should be finished.

“Then we will start planting and landscaping – making it look pretty.”

Ms White said a skate park for Bermagui was a long time coming – she recalls first mentions of the idea going back 18 years.

When finished, the skate park will incorporate two bowls, a wide strip around the edge for spectators and plenty of coping – steel edging on the concrete lips.

She paid tribute to Bega’s Finn Askew for his help in creating a plan for the park, which was then taken to the community for more input.

“We listened to the town and made a few changes.

“More coping means it’s not just for little kids, but more experienced skaters as well.

“It will be a similar size to the one at Tathra, but we have a wider strip around the park for mums and so on to watch without getting in their way.

“If we get ours used as much as Tathra’s we will be very happy.”

Ms White said in addition to the contractors, volunteers would be welcomed to assist with steelwork and concreting.

Anyone willing to lend a hand can contact project manager Jim Callaghan on 0408 483 821.

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