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Mallacoota Skatepark

UPDATE 11TH AUGUST 2020

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Today The Sanctuary committee unanimously voted in favour of investing in a full concept design and community consultation with our preferred company CONVIC. We will meet with Halls and Rec committee tomorrow to seek permissions, confirm footprints and the scope and size of different activities permitted.

Steps:

1. Get the concept 
2. Use the concept to get the funding
3. Get the geotech survey (CONVIC can give a brief on where to drill the existing holes)
4. Get the structural design (skate park designer eg $12k)Put out for a construction (eg $488k) and design ($12k) and demolition tender

CONVIC_Mallacoota-Skate-Park_Fee-Letter

Proposal for a new Skatepark March 2020

To see current proposal follow this link:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=13tW59XNi2CzYmAbQmhupyliSPtd5VqX_HxlK6NokY8I

Overview:

Six years ago, it was deemed that Mallacoota needed a new Skatepark – one that reflected the needs of the local community, whilst also offering a great attraction for visitors. At the time, detailed plans and budget quotations were prepared and then the proposal didn’t progress. Now in 2020, Mallacoota has just been through the most devastating bushfire in its memory, followed by the ongoing challenges of Coronavirus. Many groups, organisations and individuals want to support Mallacoota with recovery and the future of our community. To invest in infrastructure which will add value and pride whilst improving our wellbeing and community spirit, is a perfect way to harness the good wishes and investment being offered to Mallacoota in a way which will continue to give back for years to come.. Inspiration from other parks

Cowes Skatepark (Bass Coast Shire Council):

This park is similar in shape and dimensions to the new proposal and the original old Mallacoota skatepark and is made well, with awesome obstacles and is smoothly finished. It is suitable for beginner to advanced park users, with a stronger focus on skaters and scooterers, rather than BMXs (although it can be utilised by them also).

Balnarring skatepark:

This park is different in shape and a bit bigger in size to the Mallacoota proposal and has a variety of obstacles to suit a wide range of users (scooterers, skaters, BMXers, etc). As seen below, it has a bowl as well as a mini quarter Copy of The Sanctuary MYG Inc -pipe and a variety of street obstacles (such as stairset, handrail, ledges, manual pad, etc)

The importance of a new skatepark in Mallacoota:

It provides the youth of mallacoota a facility where they can participate in recreational activities that support exercise, creativity and social, emotional and physical wellbeing. This can also provide stress relief, which is especially needed in these circumstances. Will create tourism – if skateparks are well made, people will travel far and wide to visit and experience them. This would support local businesses, boosting the local economy.

  • Provides long term benefits to the youth of Mallacoota i.e. a facility that encourages healthy activity, that everyone can enjoy for a long period of time.
  • Also long term, it can provide youth an outlet that can keep them out of trouble.
  • Problems with our current Skate Park – Drainage issues resulting in pooling water, slippery surface and mosquitos. – Some of the park components are falling apart with sharp edges and dangerous corners. – Little to no shade. – Blisteringly hot metal during summer months. – Noisy metal, problem for neighbours and local businesses. – Original design made without community consultation on design and purposes.

Why is ‘now’ the time to redevelop?

2020 has been a bit harsh so far, and we have a way to go in our recovery of the devastation and interruptions the NYE bushfire and Coronavirus have caused. Redeveloping the skate park and turning it into an area we can safely hang out together, learn and develop, focus on the good stuff and see positivity emerge from a painful and shocking start of the year, will be a source of pride and resilience far into the future. Many groups, organisations and individuals want to support Mallacoota with recovery and the future of our community. To invest in infrastructure which will add value and pride whilst improving our wellbeing and community spirit, is a perfect way to harness the good wishes and investment being offered to Mallacoota in a way which will continue to give back for years to come. Mallacoota needs some good PR – what better way to move past the images of burnt out wilderness, evacuations and refresh people’s ideas of Mallacoota than to focus on the vibrant youth scene with a fresh new recreational area, skate park, BMX track, playground… who knows what will develop but it’ll be awesome!

Current Plans for Redevelopment

Concept Plans from previous redevelopment project work (6 years ago). We will use these as a base, but new concept design will be created in consultation with the community and with an increased focus on diversity of uses of the space https://drive.google.com/open?id=17IkZe5RiI0AyHtQ225tM5NYqcbeE_iZQ

Quotes for Redevelopment

CONVIC:

Quote for Concept Design https://drive.google.com/open?id=16l8rAbDzHcUCO_mHyi2bYROTLYH86FA_ Budget Guide https://drive.google.com/open?id=1P1za-qP_po7rzML5Ggeg2P9Yif0uDuV6

Budget

Most recent budget estimate, courtesy of CONVIC Design Manager, Bryce

  Contact: 14 Allan Drive PH: (03) 51 580 888 Mobile: 0492874241 MallacootaYouthCentre@gmail.com ABN: 69787506284

11th August 2020 Notes – Brodie had a good chat with Bryce the Design Manager:
Consultation alteration due to COVID
– smaller numbers
– set up projector outcomes? direction?
– present concept and do presentation
– Q&A 2 groups of 10 zoom sessions pre-design and draft stage
– online survey for everyone results in cost estimate and design brief

What we need to do:
– Geotech (drill holes in the ground and take soil / subgrade samples) determines the strength of the ground. Could be part of the process later
– Survey. Looks at height levels, drainage. More important so we can incorporate the natural lay of the land approx $3000

1. Get the concept 
2. Use the concept to get the funding
3. Get the geotech survey (CONVIC can give a brief on where to drill the existing holes)
4. Get the structural design (skate park designer eg 12k)Put out for a construction (eg 488k) and design (12k) and demolition tender

Notes: Try to use the existing concrete slab
Timelines
Details design phase: 7 weeks (Sept-November) Getting funding: ???
Build: 12 weeks
Mobilisation, getting crew and equipment in and accommodated. (could take extra time RE: COVID)
Plan out footprints (area / size) with Halls and Rec: 
– Pump track
– Drop in
– Skate Park
– Gardens / Landscaping
Motion: To spend $10 000 of Direct Relief money on skatepark concept design to be done by CONVIC.  Proposed by Airly, seconded by Tom, passed by absolute majority.Voted: Airly, Ashlee, Tom, Jya Ruby, Isy, Taj