Chifley Skate Park

Consultation has concluded


Chifley Skate Park is now open. Thanks to everybody who participated in this consultation. Your feedback has helped us design and build a great facility for local skaters. We hope you like it.

Randwick City Council is building a new $700,000 skate park in Chifley Reserve, off Bunnerong Road.

As a result of the community consultations, the original plans were modified to better reflect the needs of skaters.

Background

To help design the new skate park, Council set up an advisory group of local experienced skaters, skate park design specialists and Council landscape designers.

This group developed the design for this exciting new facility.The skate park will include a pump hump, euro gap, hubbas, grind rails, a boomerang bowl, taco, transitions, and a wedge bank with hubas. The designs have been presented at the local precinct committees meetings at La Perouse and Matraville.

The design includes shelter and weather screening, seating and landscaping with native plants.

The simple robust modular shade structure and laser cut steel screening walls will now use skate silhouette images.

See the artist perspectives and have a look at rhe indicative drawings and plans for further information.

The inclusion of a skate park in Chifley Reserve was an outcome of the community consultations undertaken in development of the Chifley Reserve Plan of Management.

You are invited to Ask questions of Council about the plans up to 15 September 2014.

Thank you to everyone who asked a question. We will be responding to the final questions over the next fortnight.


Chifley Skate Park is now open. Thanks to everybody who participated in this consultation. Your feedback has helped us design and build a great facility for local skaters. We hope you like it.

Randwick City Council is building a new $700,000 skate park in Chifley Reserve, off Bunnerong Road.

As a result of the community consultations, the original plans were modified to better reflect the needs of skaters.

Background

To help design the new skate park, Council set up an advisory group of local experienced skaters, skate park design specialists and Council landscape designers.

This group developed the design for this exciting new facility.The skate park will include a pump hump, euro gap, hubbas, grind rails, a boomerang bowl, taco, transitions, and a wedge bank with hubas. The designs have been presented at the local precinct committees meetings at La Perouse and Matraville.

The design includes shelter and weather screening, seating and landscaping with native plants.

The simple robust modular shade structure and laser cut steel screening walls will now use skate silhouette images.

See the artist perspectives and have a look at rhe indicative drawings and plans for further information.

The inclusion of a skate park in Chifley Reserve was an outcome of the community consultations undertaken in development of the Chifley Reserve Plan of Management.

You are invited to Ask questions of Council about the plans up to 15 September 2014.

Thank you to everyone who asked a question. We will be responding to the final questions over the next fortnight.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • Hi Guys, can you please let us know which company you got on board as the "skate park Design specialist"? Unfortunately the design looks a little outdated and I can see some very clear mistakes.

    Trent Evans asked over 2 years ago

    Redbox Design Group Pty Ltd. Their website is:

    www.redboxdesigngroup.com.au/


  • Those pictures show nothing remove the stupid water mark and enlarge!!

    YourAf@g asked over 2 years ago

    We’re not too sure what you mean by the watermark, as there wasn’t one on the plan.

  • I think the design of this park is a big waste of concrete, there is so much more you could fit for $700000. I think for the area and the demographic of skateboarders, I feel the less ramps the better.

    Philfjbav asked over 2 years ago

    Thanks for the comments about the ramps - we’ll follow up on this.


  • have you thought about looking at the successful skate parks of recent and what the reception has been amongst the users? The question I think that needs to be asked is, how does Australia compare to other countries and how have they had success from what they have built.

    Grug asked over 2 years ago

    Great comment. We relied on the expertise of the design company, who had been involved in designing skate parks outside Randwick City and the experience of the local skaters who had experience of local Sydney skate parks and those elsewhere in Australia.

  • Hi, Shane Azar from Volcom Clothing here. I run arguably Australia's best skate team, plus all our events. I dont wish to be completely negative here, as this design does show some positives in areas, but as a whole, the park is dated and not nearly up to the standards of skate parks on a global level. As a country we have put forward some of the best skaters in the world and as the sport grows, its parks like that which can either help propel more Australians into the global spotlight, or potentially waste more of the money the Government/Council have struggled to come up with in the first place. I do feel this is a continuing problem, and the fault lays not with the Council, but the designers... designers that may be to far from the beat of what Skateboarders are after these days, youthful skaters... It is understandable they also may be trying to make one skate park that caters to all forms of skater, but its now time the powers that be understand its not always achievable... Rather then cram all disciplines of skateboarding into one park with limited land and budget to utilise, focus on making something spectacular for the Youth Street Skaters of Sydney... Something that nobody has done in the past... i wont keep going on, but i will put forward my trust in the people who are actually respected to do such a job in Sydney - Cameron Sparks comes to mind and all the guys he is working with.

    Shane asked over 2 years ago

    Thanks for these comments. Council wants to deliver contemporary designs that best suit needs our local community. The design of this skate park was one that a group of local skates thought would be best, given the site limitations and the budget. The needs are diverse and the skate park is meant to service local needs and local skaters.

  • Do not carry through with this plan it's horrible

    Jabbish asked over 2 years ago

    Thanks for your feedback but specific comments would be more helpful.

  • Hey these skatepark plans looks like they were faxed to your office in 1993.. I think a more suitable location would be next to the squash courts on Rodman Ave. Thanks -rhys

    hoggy asked over 2 years ago

    It’s not possible to put a skate park in Rodman Avenue. Following the Recreation Needs Study, the Chifley Reserve was identified as the best site for this youth facility.

  • This design looks like something from a past generation of skateboarding. No one can argue that this in any way meets the standards or needs of today's skater. Look at what else is being produced around this country and you will see my point, Coffs Harbour, Fremantle to name a few. $700,000 on this is as bad an idea as playing in traffic in the dark.

    ShaunGraham asked over 2 years ago

    The skate park is meant to service local needs and local skaters. The skate park working group consisted of experienced local skaters who were trying to design a park that balanced accessibility within a limited space as well as stay within budget.

  • When will this be started to be built? And why are bmxers trying to design it. They should be banned. Its been proven the last 20 years they tear up concrete repeatedly.

    jskill asked over 2 years ago

    The construction should be complete in the 2014-2015 financial year.

    The working group had a majority of skaters with some bmxers representation.

  • Hi Randwick City Council, I have just had a look at the plans you have posted for the proposed Chifley skatepark, and as a local Maroubra skateboarder who has been skating for over 10 years, I am excited about the new skatepark but I also have a few suggestions concerning the design. The design seems to have been made largely by transition skaters, that is, those skateboarders mostly interested in skating bowls, with little thought being put into the street section. Don't get me wrong, I also like to skate transition, however, I feel that the design could have been a lot more accommodating to both street skaters and bowl skaters, without designating half the skatepark purely for a large bowl. One way to satisfy both types of skateboarders would be to include transitional features in the street section, such as quarter pipes with hips and bowl sections surrounding obstacles in the middle of the park. For an excellent example of how this has been done, check out the Belconnen skatepark in Canberra, which has a large variety of really interesting street and transition obstacles. Here are some pictures: http://www.skateboard.com.au/images/Belco3D.jpg http://www.skateboard.com.au/images/belcofinal6.jpg http://www.skateboard.com.au/images/belcofinal5.jpg It is a very popular skatepark due to the amazing design. I understand Chifley will not be so big, but the space still has potential for a few of the obstacles featured at the Belco park. Please consider a redesign. Thankyou for reading.

    Nathan asked over 2 years ago

    Thanks for these suggestions. We will follow up and see if it is practical to include some of your ideas in the final design.