LAST Friday, Bill Sykes (MLA, Benalla) announced that Mansfield’s young people will be able to hone their BMX and skateboard tricks with $100,000 from the Victorian Government’s Community Facility Funding Program.
This will build a new Youth Hub including updated skate park facilities.
Mr Sykes said the project would provide both formal and informal skate opportunities for people of all ages and abilities, creating a hub to cater for the needs of youth recreation and the wider community.
“The current skate park is co-located on the Mansfield Recreation Reserve which has recently undergone major renovation works and I was pleased to join the member for Seymour Cindy McLeish at the official opening of the upgraded reserve,” Mr Sykes said.
“Sport and recreation clubs throughout the state are a vital part of our social fabric, particularly here in Mansfield and I congratulate all the parties involved in their efforts to provide a great skate park and Youth Hub facility for the town.”
Mansfield Secondary College student Harry Green has been involved in progressing this project for some time.