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600 tonnes of soil for Glenroi Skate Park; summer opening expected

September 28, 2023

A meeting with locals to discuss design. Supplied.

By Staff Writer

The delivery of 600 tonnes of soil last week marked the beginning of work on the new skate park at Glenroi Oval.

The soil has come from the Clergate Road works and will be used to form the basis of the Glenroi skate park.

"A construction site will be established and fencing installed within the next couple of weeks. Contractors Haley Constructions are expected to begin earthworks in mid-October," said council.

Orange City Council Sport and Recreation Policy Committee chair, councillor Tammy Greenhalgh, said: "This will be a great facility for skaters from the Glenroi area and across Orange, with a different design to the one at the John Lomas Skate Park. A new skate park will be a valuable addition to the facilities at the oval and provide an important boost for the people who use this community space.”

Work is expected to take about three months to complete, weather permitting.

Council said the skate park features two skating zones: a streetscape-style area with mini ramps that will be completed in stage 1, and a closed bowl with spine that will be constructed in stage 2.

It was designed by landscape architects Enlocus following online and in-person consultation with the community and local skaters in June.

The $440,000 stage 1 is funded by the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund ($242,000), Newcrest Mining’s Cadia Valley Operations ($110,000) and Orange City Council ($88,000).

"An expanded skate park was included in the Glenroi Oval Master Plan, which was adopted by Orange City Council in 2020 for the enhancement and development of the area," said council. "The second stage will be constructed when funding becomes available."

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