Council to roll out North Shore skate park

Date published: 1 August 2018

Townsville City Council is rolling out a new youth focused park in the Northern Suburbs.

The North Shore Youth Activation Hub will provide local kids with a skate park, obstacle course, teenage playground, multi-use games area and a heavy duty outdoor DJ table.

The $1.2 million contract was awarded to Jmac, creating up to 20 jobs during construction.

Mayor Jenny Hill said she was proud to deliver on another promise by building the Youth Activation Hub in North Shore.

“I went to the election and promised to build a new skate park in North Shore to cater for the rapidly growing area,” Cr Hill said.

“I’m sure this park will become a favourite with local kids as it will have some of the best facilities in Townsville.”

Infrastructure Committee Chair Cr Mark Molachino said Council was committed to upgrading parks and community facilities right across Townsville.

“It doesn’t matter if you live in the suburbs or the city, Council is working to upgrade its parks and public spaces right across our community,” Cr Molachino said.

“Council just handed down a record infrastructure spend for 2018-19, with more than $430 million spent right across Townsville.

“New facilities such as the Youth Activation Hub and upgrades to existing parks are going to be happening throughout the suburbs all across this financial year.”

Division 2 Councillor Paul Jacob said the Northern Beaches has been one of the fastest growing areas in Townsville.

“It’s one of the major growth areas of Townsville and continuing to provide new facilities will encourage more families to move to the area,” Cr Jacob said.

“A major drawcard to the area is the family friendly lifestyle which is what attracts people to move here.”

The Youth Activation Hub is expected to be completed before the December school holidays this year.

Council has partnered with Stockland to deliver this project.