Tony Pasin and Paul Simmons turn the sod at site of Meningie Skate Park

GRIND CITY: Paul Simmons and Tony Pasin turning the sod at the site of the new Meningie Skate Park. Photo: Supplied.
GRIND CITY: Paul Simmons and Tony Pasin turning the sod at the site of the new Meningie Skate Park. Photo: Supplied.

The next generation of high flyers in the Murraylands has been solidified with the turning of a sod.

On Wednesday, October 13 officially marked the start of construction on the Meningie Skate Park.

Younger members of the community showed up in support, along with Coorong District Council mayor, Paul Simmons and member for Barker, Tony Pasin.

Tony Pasin said that $200,000 has been committed to help bring this project to fruition.

"The Coorong District Council has received a total of $2,899,359 via the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program to fund this and other projects across the council area," Mr Pasin said.

"This funding enables Coorong District Council to deliver community facility and infrastructure improvements and upgrades across the council area."

Mayor Paul Simmons said that construction of this brand-new skate park facility is the pleasing result of the community seeing a need, raising their idea and working with council to see it come to life.

"Coorong District Council is appreciative of the support from the Federal Government," mayor Simmons said.

"This has enabled this project to go ahead. Funding support through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program has provided opportunities for new Coorong community facilities that otherwise may not have been possible."

Mr Pasin said it was great to see the money go toward a project that will keep kids active and bring in visitors to the region.

"I am so pleased that this funding will support worthwhile projects, like the Meningie Skate Park, for communities throughout the Coorong District Council." Mr Pasin said.

"The Meningie Skate Park, surrounded by sports and recreation facilities will be a popular destination for the community."

"The Skate Park will provide a flowy street and transition style facility.

"Catering to beginner and intermediate skill levels, the park will offer contemporary skate provision for the Meningie community."

More information on the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program is available at: www.investment.infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure_investment/local-roads-community infrastructure-program.

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