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Skatepark submissions closing soon

PETRICE TARRANT
Last updated 05:00 13/11/2012

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Dargaville & Districts

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Whether you are for or against the skatepark moving to Selwyn Park it is time to get your submissions in.

The deadline is 4pm, November 16, to let the Kaipara District Council know your thoughts on the move.

A public meeting was held in the town hall to gauge how the community is feeling and the general consensus is that the move cannot come soon enough.

The council initially offered a Logan St address to build the park on but after a recommendation by consultants the council is looking at offering the skatepark a portion of Selwyn Park.

The main concern raised at the meeting was the issue of noise.

One resident who lives near the park was worried the sound from the skatepark would be a concern.

Vuletich Construction owner John Vuletich says sound buffering methods are being looked at including the use of low-level trees and earth barriers.

Mr Vuletich has been helping the committee and says both methods will ensure the park remains clearly visible while keeping sound to a minimum.

Community spaces manager Thomas Patterson says that once feedback has been analysed the move will be put before the council. Assuming everything goes to plan this will hopefully happen in early December.

From here the consent process will have to be worked through before building can begin, but Mr Vuletich says this should not take too long.

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