At the time of
public consultation in 2009 the Tuross Head Progress Assoc supported
Tuross youth in their request for skateboard facilities.
This support was recognised in the 2010 the Recreation and Open Space
Strategy that included, for Tuross Head an option for youth facilities
being “skate spots along shared pathways”.
Since the date
of the Strategy Council has been asked Where the spots might be and
What would be allowed to be built. Suggestions of Kyla Oval, Monash
Avenue foreshore and Tuross Boulevarde have been put forward providing
like components to the Moruya Skate park. Council have not yet determined
Where and What.
In recent years Council has upgraded playground equipment, installed
new cricket practice nets, financially assisted the Tuross Basket Ball
court project, resurfaced two tennis courts, assisted in installing
more tennis court lights and contributed to over 50m of additional cycleway
there is still an unmet need for specifically requested skateboard facilities
Whilst Tuross youth enjoy skateboarding down Hawkins or Trafalgar Road
it is long overdue that we offer facilities that are off the road ways
of the town.
Council's youth officer now has a formal request to meet parents and
children of Tuross to discuss what components they want and where they
While Council might say they have no money to build a ramp they need
to confirm for the town where a skate facility might be able to go and
what can be constructed.
Once agreed to the Tuross community can, as they always have done before,
raise the money themselves and build it.
Councils Recreation Management Plan is set to be reviewed in 2015 and
this is one recreation facility that we need to press for.
Being told that there are centralised facilities at Batemans Bay, Broulee,
Moruya and Narooma where our children can travel to is not good enough
any longer and parents are perplexed that these facilities are being
expanded elsewhere while Tuross has no facility at all yet have asked
for a skating facility for over a decade.
The time has come to determine Where and What so that the community
can rally and build a skate facility for our kids.
We can then sort out the When and How.