New access road and carparking for Mullumbimby skate park

Photo of gravel carpark

Work is about to start on a much-needed carpark and access road at the Mullumbimby skate park.

The existing gravel access road, which is off Stuart Street, was only intended as a temporary access route and it is in poor condition.

Council will also be improving drainage on the sporting field and installing bollards to stop people driving onto the oval and damaging the grass.

The budget for the project is $360,000.

The skate park is part of a sporting, youth, and community precinct and which includes the community garden, the netball and tennis courts, a cricket pitch and green, open space.

"The skate park is well used by young people but there is no formal parking in the area and to address this we will be putting in around 16 car parking spaces," Byron Shire Mayor, Michael Lyon said.

"This means parents will be more easily able to drive their children to the skate park and supervise them which will hopefully see more smaller children enjoying the precinct," he said.

Work will start in mid-March and take approximately four weeks to finish.

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