Link to hateboard thread. Please use that as a central place for submission of ideas as well as contributing here
Every now and then there are great people to deal with that have an interest in skateboarders needs. Alli at Moreland has been an absolute champion. She was the driving force for Fawkner, sorted approval for the tiles at Coburg and gained approval for Fawkner stage 2. Fawkner stage 2 didn’t go so well as she was on leave and the people looking after it were, to be blunt, fairly useless in my opinion.
She is back and sent me an email…
Hi Josh, I hope this finds you well.
Great news – Council is working towards a skate park for Brunswick in 2013/14 financial year.
Before we start any designs - I am putting together an application for additional funding from SRV.
It would be great to have a letter of support from some local skaters / riders to attach to the grant application.
Could I trouble you to put together a short letter (email is fine), outlining your support and why there is a real need for a skate park in Brunswick.
Much appreciated & catch up with you soon
So if anyone would like to be involved please email/facebook me. We need to have a reasoned, clear and united proposal for when design consultation is near.
My thoughts are always to have something very different to anything already built, no duplication of existing facilities already in Melbourne. Brunswick is a prime location and the budget will be decent.
So what don’t we have and what will have something for everyone? My two cents is a proper plaza, with flow (something like Stoner) and a Oregon inspired snake run (like Nimbin) surrounding it like orcas island snake run surrounds the inner park. Hey this is just my opinion.
If any locals would like to send me a letter of support for the proposed park I will fwd it to Alli. We don’t need to flood them with emails.
Please use this thread to submit ideas and keep each other in the loop. Pictures are great. Please keep this constructive, if you say you don’t like an idea have an alternative to offer.
I promise I will keep you in the loop. This is a great opportunity, let’s fully utilise this.