Local Support for a Skatepark in Thirroul

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The Problem

Our local youth in Thirroul and the Northern Illawarra Suburbs currently do not have a dedicated safe place to ride their skateboards. Therefore, they are left resorting to making ad-hoc skating environments which are neither ideal nor safe for themselves or others within the local community.

The Solution

Wollongong City Council (WCC) fund and build a dedicated skatepark in Thirroul. If we win enough support to lobby WCC, then our up and coming generation will have a safe place to skate and take their skills to the next level. If we lose by not achieving enough support, then we risk suffering a serious injury or worse on our roads.

Why Should We Care?

As parents and good community members of our local society, we would all be devastated if there were to be a serious accident because of the lack of a suitable skating environment. We should also care about our kids getting enough outdoor physical activity and less time spent on screens (phones, tablets and computers).  It is also part of our National agenda to get people physically active to improve both physical and mental health.  Let's make it happen in our local community and achieve better outcomes.

Some great resources about physical activity, health and why a skatepark for Thirroul is an ideal solution to these issues are below:

  1. Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour
  2. Long term National Health Plan
  3. National Preventative Health Strategy
  4. Strategies to Address Obesity
  5. National Obesity Strategy
  6. Girls, Make Your Move, Skateboarding!
  7. Targeted consultation with young consumers to inform the National Obesity Strategy

By WCC allowing the problem of no skatepark in Thirroul to continue, it is arguable that they are creating a moral hazard within our local community.

Wollongong City Council now it is time to act!