Skatepark for Worrell Reserve
SUCCESS!!! The Emerald skate park receives a grant of ONE MILLION DOLLARS for design, development and implementation on 6 May 2022.
A huge thank you to James Merlino, Harriet Shing MP, and the state government of Victoria! More to come!
Despite believing that the Worrell Reserve Master-plan Skate Park and recreation area were to be included on Cardinia Council's Draft Budget of 2022, we have been "overlooked".
The next step is for the families and residents of Emerald to apply en masse to the Cardinia Councils feedback section to have this added back onto the final budget due in 2022. This can be done here: https://creating.cardinia.vic.gov.au/proposed-budget-2022-2026
It's important to include the following words in your feedback:
"I would like to see the Worrell Reserve Master plan, SPECIFICALLY the Skate park and Youth Recreation Area DESIGN AND BUILD added to the formal council budget in June 2022."
Let's do this for our kids, it only takes a few minutes of your time, and could mean that we have a local place for our kids to scooter and skate. We have never been this close and need your help to get it over the line.
** The EVER group is currently driving action the bring the funding forward for the implementation of the Worrell Reserve Master-plan, via a change.org campaign here: https://www.change.org/EmeraldSkatepark
Original Emerald skate-park removed in the early 1990's, it has never been replaced although multiple efforts have been made to accomplish this. Oh dear Emerald skate-park!
Currently on the Worrell Reserve Master Plan 2019 but it has been defunded (or funds allocated somewhere else, who actually knows...) and has now been listed as "to be built subject to finances".
EVER will work to drive the completion of a skate-park at Worrell Reserve as planned on the Worrell Reserve Master Plans 2016-2019, unless a better, more suitable location is revealed, and Cardinia Council and community groups can complete the project in a REALISTIC time frame.
The Emerald Skate-park will feature modern suitable equipment for people of all skill levels and abilities, have suitable seating, shelter, lighting, toilet facilities and access to water.
The original plan features adjacent playground and kick-about area.
The development would activate our local library, the Hills Hub space, local businesses, and link the two ends of town together.
** The EVER group is currently driving action the bring the funding forward for the implementation of the Worrell Reserve Master-plan, via a change.org campaign here:
It's go time. Here's the petition to see if we can get funding moved forward to implement the Worrell Reserve Master-plan, which includes a skate-park and kick about area* https://www.change.org/EmeraldSkatepark