Rawson Skate Park and RV Parking Area

  • Project typeNew construction
  • Project value$484,000
  • Project scheduleThe project is now underway and expected to be complete by July 2021
  • Contractor nameConcreed
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Baw Baw Shire Council is creating a dynamic new skate park, multi-play recreation space and recreational vehicle (RV) parking area in Rawson. This community area will provide a space for people of all ages to come together and have fun, relax and be active. Featuring varied skate park elements, a three point line basketball court, picnic tables, grassed areas and more, there's something for everyone. 

The RV parking area will create a suitable place for tourists to stop when in the area and provide a boost to the local economy.

This project is being delivered in partnership with Regional Development Victoria, who have contributed $322,782 towards the delivery of the project. The remaining $161,391 is being contributed by Council through the 2020/21 Capital Works Program.

Background

A new skate park, half basketball/netball court and tennis hit up wall in Rawson are recommendations in the Rural Recreation Reserve Masterplan Stage 1 Review 2019, which covers the rural townships Athlone, Buln Buln, Ellinbank, Hallora, Jindivick, Neerim South and Rawson. The Masterplan was was adopted by Council on 26 June 2019. 

Significant community consultation including the development of a Project Reference Group and local stakeholder engagement was completed between November 2017 and late 2019, ensuring the new skate park and RV area met the needs and expectations of the local community. The Project Reference Group and identified local stakeholders assisted to determine a suitable location, develop and refine the project scope and concept designs utilised for the funding application.

In January 2020, Council submitted a funding application to the Victorian Government via Regional Development Victoria for a combined Skate Park and Recreational Vehicle park project. In May 2020, Council received notification that the application through the Regional Infrastructure Fund was successful, allowing the project to move to the delivery stage. 

What's included in the upgrade?

The new skate park and RV area project includes:

  • Dynamic and varied skate park surfaces, ramps, rails and elements
  • Tennis hit up wall
  • Three point line basketball court
  • Picnic table, shelter and seating
  • Drinking fountains
  • Disability compliant walkways
  • Landscaping, embankments and plantings
  • Grassed kickabout area
  • Additional car and RV parking area.

Keep up to date with the project progress

You can keep an eye on the progress of this exciting project on our Facebook page and by regularly checking the image gallery below for the latest images from the project. 

Project update 30 April 2021

Earth works have been completed to prepare the site for the new skate park and recreation spaces. The foundation of the skate park is beginning to take shape.

      

What to expect

Want an idea of what the finished park layout will look like? Here's a sneak peak from the design drawings.

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Contact Us

We're here to help! If you have any questions or feedback about the Rawson Skate Park and RV Area Project please contact our team via email or by calling 1300 229 229.

Location

Murie Street, Rawson 3825  View Map

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