Possibility of a Halls Gap skate park discussed

POPULAR: Jack from Stawell loves the option of going out in the sunshine and playing at the skate park. Picture: Peter Pickering
POPULAR: Jack from Stawell loves the option of going out in the sunshine and playing at the skate park. Picture: Peter Pickering

Halls Gap could have its own skate park, but it will be dependent on the level of community interest. 

The possibility was discussed at the last Halls Gap Residents Association meeting.

Northern Grampians Shire councillor Jason Hosemans said he would support the move towards a town skate park if it was something the townspeople wanted.  

“We are discussing about it,” he said.

“We are trying to see if teenagers, younger kids or parents are interested in championing the cause. 

“Certainly if there is community interest and a group that wants to see the skate park, let us know and we will do what we can from council’s end.”

Halls Gap Residents Association president Paul Turner said he knew of people who wanted a skate park, but did not wish to put their hand up to drive the cause.

“It is something the town should consider,” he said. 

“Halls Gap Primary School have a record number of students enrolled this year, so there are plenty of younger kids in the area.

“The previous police Senior Sergeant was driving the project, but he has left so we are looking for someone to help drive the cause- from there we can apply for funding if it is something the community wants.”

Cr Hosemans said it would be another activity on offer to younger people living in and visiting the tourist town. 

“The skate parks at Stawell and Ararat are popular, so it could be great for Halls Gap.”