Blue Mountains News
Official Opening of Portland and Wallerawang Skateparks
The official openings were held in front of a crowd of many skaters and their families who came to enjoy their new skatepark and to participate in a skating skills demonstration by Totem Skate Boarding.
“It was great to see such a large group of skaters, scooter riders and BMX riders at these events which tells me that Council got it right in the planning and construction of these two skate parks. I was really impressed by the large turn up and the skills of the young people from little kids up to young adult,” said the Mayor Ray Thompson.
“I pay tribute to our local member of Parliament Paul Toole who was able to help secure $200,000 grant funding for each skatepark. Council contributed a further $100,000 plus per skatepark which has meant that the communities of Portland and Wallerawang now have state of the art skating facilities
“The two skateparks have different designs which has helped to create a ‘skate park circuit’ with Lithgow, Portland and Wallerawang all offering different challenges and equipment to suit an array of abilities and interests,” said Kristy Lenon, Council’s Community Development Officer. “The official openings were a great opportunity to learn new skills from Totem and for the community to come together. Portland Central School and Wallerawang Men’s shed provided sausage sizzles, Carnivale Circus Troupe entertained the crowds and a shuttle bus ran between all three skateparks to make sure everyone got a chance to be there.”
Blue Mountains City Council is proud to launch Love Local Lessons, a series...
A significant donation has been made to the Bush Fire Mayoral Relief Fund...
A new campaign will focus on fighting the impact of foxes on native wildlife...
Earlier this year, Blue Mountains City Council asked for community feedback...
Lithgow City Council, in collaboration with the National Bushfire Recovery...
Glamour & Elegance Mobile Beauty Pamper Events-Hens/bridal-Corporate-Kids Parties-Couples-Weddings-Ladies Pamper-Mothers Groups-Vouchers-
Watercolour Workshop with Artist David Wardman next available workshop 2nd August 2020, the workshops are held in my studio on the first Sunday of each month
High and Wild Australian Adventures For a limited time we're offering 20% off all our adventures! Use promo code 'gettingoutthere' when booking online.
Federation Gardens and Possums Hideaway Winter is here! Toast marshmallows around the cosy fire-pit.
Matildas Of Leura Enjoy a warm and comfortable winter escape at this delightful self-contained cottage only minutes from Leura Mall