This September Sunshine Coast locals will be hugging the rail on a new precision-built skate park in the heart of Caloundra.
Skaters, BMXers and scooter riders will soon see the community designed skate park become reality with Sunshine Coast Council churning through construction since March 2021 on the new Dicky Beach concrete playscape.
Sunshine Coast Council Division 2 Councillor Terry Landsberg said the Dicky Beach Precinct Plan Stage one works will provide a welcoming space and experience for locals and our visitors.
“The skate park walls are taking shape and I can’t wait to see the ramps, rails, grind ledges, quarter pipes, stairs in use by the local skating community.” – Cr Landsberg
“The works reflect the SS Dicky wreck’s significance to the local area and include open green spaces, new public amenities and the highly anticipated skate park which the people of the Sunshine Coast helped design,” Cr Landsberg said.
“I’ve been checking on construction and it’s coming along really nicely, especially with clear sunny skies assisting with progress.
“From July and into August works focus on completing the finishing touches to the new amenities building, construction of new boardwalks and retaining walls and landscaping, including new plants and trees.
“The skate park walls are taking shape and I can’t wait to see the ramps, rails, grind ledges, quarter pipes, stairs in use by the local skating community.
“I want to reiterate my thanks to the community for their patience while we deliver this fantastic community facility.”
Most of the Dicky Beach Park car park remains open to vehicles. Beach access points 266 and 267 remain open to pedestrians, however may be intermittently closed for safety reasons associated with nearby construction.
Construction hours are Monday to Friday, 6am–6pm. Occasional Saturday works will be required.
Expected completion remains on track for September 2021, weather and site conditions permitting.
For further information and to view the full Dicky Beach Precinct Plan, visit council’s website. To register for construction updates, please contact the project team via: email@example.com
To find your nearest skate park location, visit council’s website by searching, ‘Skate and BMX parks’.
Stage 1 Construction of Dicky Beach Precinct Plan includes:
- a new public amenities building
- a new skate park
- a new picnic shelter
- new pathways
- new beach shower
- new park lighting and electrical infrastructure
- improved PWD (disability) parking space
- new furniture such as seating, drinking fountain, bike parking, bins
- reinstatement of the SS Dicky propeller feature.