The donation from Cadia Valley Operations to launch the Glenroi Oval skatepark project

Orange Deputy Mayor Gerald Power has welcomed a $110,000 donation from Cadia Valley Operations (Cadia) of Newcrest Mining for the construction of a new skatepark at Glenroi Oval.

An expanded skatepark has been included in the Glenroi Oval Master Plan, which was adopted by Orange City Council in 2020 for the improvement and development of the area.

The council will match Cadia’s contribution and seek additional funding from state and federal governments to build a skate park similar in size to the John Lomas Skate Park, which is estimated to cost around $1 million.

Cr Power said the skate park would be built in stages as funding became available.

SKATES ON: Thomas Lethbridge, Cadia Valley Operations Manager, Hana Way, Orange Youth Hub Youth Leader, and Gerald Power, Deputy Mayor of Orange, at the Glenroi Oval skatepark, which is about to be renovated.

“You only have to see the hundreds of children who visit John Lomas Skate Park each week to know how popular a facility it will be with residents of the Glenroi area and users of Glenroi Oval,” he said. declared.

“This project will be a significant boost to the Glenroi community and a valuable recreational addition to the town, and will sit alongside a new $170,000 playground, new amenities block and BBQ facilities.

The initial investment of $220,000 will enable the design of the skate park and the construction of Stage 1, which is expected to be similar in size to Anzac Park skate park.

Cadia provided the funding through its Legacy Fund, which works in partnership with community representatives to develop and deliver strategic projects that will leave a legacy for the local area.

Cadia General Manager Aaron Brannigan says it will be great to see the community facility become a reality.

“Through the Cadia Legacy Fund, we are pleased to support Glenroi Oval Skate Park which has been identified by the local community as a key initiative to activate the area,” said Mr Brannigan.

“The new skateboard park will increase community accessibility to neighborhood facilities and provide a recreational outlet for youth that will have physical, mental and social health benefits.

“This donation will help create a facility that families will enjoy for decades and leave a lasting legacy in our local community.”

CONCEPT: One of the plans of what the new skatepark might look like.

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