Skate-park plan ready to roll
It may have taken four years, a legal dispute and many announcements but finally the concrete-pouring for the Elles Rd skate park is within sight.
Three tenders have been received for the redevopment of the much-awaited skate park, a process that started in 2009.
The tenders were to design, develop and construct the skate park.
But designs for the skate park were started by Jason Parkes, of Premium Skate Park Designs in 2009.
Invercargill City Council chief executive Richard King said that although the companies were required to design the park, they would not be redoing Mr Parkes' work.
The process is about making the designs workable and deciding how they could be built, he said.
Community development manager Mary Napper said the process to evaluate tenders was under way and the council expected to award the job within four weeks.
She would not be drawn on whether the companies who tendered for the park were based locally.
"We are excited to be moving forward towards a new park which will work for those using skateboards and scooters," Ms Napper said.
The project would involve demolition of the existing skate park - which was opened in April 1998 - finalising the design and then construction of a new park.
"We hope construction will occur during the summer as was planned," she said.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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