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Wheels in motion for new skatepark

Emily AceSouth Western Times
Dalyellup College Year 11 student Orion Fuluna practices his tricks while Jonathan Tye and Cody Lamarr draw up their design ideas ahead of the Dalyellup Skate Park Design Launch.
Camera IconDalyellup College Year 11 student Orion Fuluna practices his tricks while Jonathan Tye and Cody Lamarr draw up their design ideas ahead of the Dalyellup Skate Park Design Launch. Credit: South Western Times, Jon Gellweiler

A showcase of grinds, jumps and stunts will be on display when the youth of Dalyellup come together to pitch ideas for their future skatepark this weekend.

The Dalyellup Skate Park Design Launch event will include skateboarding demonstrations and workshops on a portable skatepark at Dalyellup College on Sunday from 12pm to 5pm, with safety gear available for beginners.

Dalyellup College Year 11 student Orion Fuluna was excited to learn a skatepark was being planned, as he and his friends often had to travel a distance to participate in something they love.

“It will be good because it gives youth something to do and will keep them away from negative behaviours,” he said.

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“The struggle for us is we have to go far away, Dalyellup is probably the only place with youth which doesn’t have a skate park.”

Capel shire chief executive officer Paul Sheedy said he was excited to get the ball rolling on the skatepark as it was something the community had wanted for some time.

“We have been very honest in saying ‘this is in our long-term financial plan at 2019-20’ so it’s exciting we are now moving to the first stage which is community consultation and they can see some light at the end of the tunnel,” Mr Sheedy said.

“This is really the young people’s opportunity to provide some input into the concept design which allows us then to do some detailed designing and costings and work out the level of funding.”

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