Petitions | Brisbane City Council

Support New Skateboard Facility Wynnum Manly Ward

Principal Petitioner Cr Peter Cumming, Wynnum
Date Closed Fri, 08 Jun 2018 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 173 signatures

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Residents draw the attention of the Lord Mayor to provide support for Councillor Peter Cumming to fund a new skateboard facility from the Wynnum Manly Ward Footpath and Park Trust Fund at Primrose Park, Wynnum North.

Petitioners request the skatepark facilities be completed before July 2019.

Council response

Thank you for your petitions requesting that Council construct a skateboarding facility in Primrose Park, Wynnum West.

Council has completed an investigation and considered your request. It was decided that the petitioners be advised of the following information.

Primrose Park contains a cricket pitch, playground, basketball half court, rebound wall, two picnic shelters, a barbeque, seating, pathways and a toilet block. The park has extensive road frontage to suburban and district roads, which should provide effective passive surveillance to deter antisocial behaviour, as well a source of ambient (traffic) noise that will help to mitigate noise generated by users of the proposed skate facility. There are also expansive open grassed areas within the park, and it is envisaged that the skate facility will only take up a small portion of this open space.

The closest existing Council skate facilities to Primrose Park are in Ed Devenport Rotary Park, Lota, which is more than four kilometres away, and in Murarrie Recreation Ground, which is more than six kilometres away. Given there are 35 skate facilities in Council parks spread across Brisbane, this is one of the larger ‘gap’ areas for the provision of skate facilities citywide. Council has received some opposition to the proposal but has also received significant public support to construct a new skate facility in this location.

For the above reasons, Council supports the proposal to construct a new skate facility in Primrose Park, Wynnum West, funded through the Wynnum Manly Ward Footpath and Parks Trust Fund.

Thank you for raising this matter.