Glenlee resident Caelan Hall wrote to council asking for a skate part to be built in his area. Photo: Contributed
Glenlee resident Caelan Hall wrote to council asking for a skate part to be built in his area. Photo: Contributed Contributed

Council to develop Glenlee Park Master Plan

GLENLEE residents are interested in forming a committee to help guide the development of a proposed skate park and recreation facilities at the Glenlee Park. 

This comes after Livingstone Shire Council held a round of shire-wide community meetings.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the community feedback will help develop the master plan for Glenlee Park which will provide the strategic direction to progress the project.

"Council has already allocated $100,000 towards the skate park component in the 2015/16 budget after receiving a submission from 11-year-old Glenlee resident Caelan Hall," Cr Ludwig said. 

Caelan said he has visited the new skate park at the Caves a few times and has really enjoyed it.

"The kids of Glenlee would love to have a skate park of our own a little closer to home, so I wrote to council with my suggestion, which was also part of a creative homework assignment," he said. 

Cr Ludwig said it was great to see young people being so proactive and attending the community consultation meeting with their parents.

"This new skate park facility will be used by kids from Glenlee, Rocky View and Olive Estate which has a collective population catchment of around 3,000 people," he said.

"Providing the skate park and other upgraded recreation facilities that are easily accessible and can cater for families will be a great outcome for this area."

Other requests included upgrading the park barbecue to an electric model and installing lighting over the tennis courts. 

follow up community meeting and sausage sizzle has been scheduled for September 26 at 9am to discuss what residents would like to see considered in future park upgrades.