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Goolwa Skate Park

The Goolwa Skate Park will receive a facelift with an innovative project to prevent graffiti through street art.

 An enthusiastic and committed group of Alexandrina Council staff have successfully attained a $40,000 State Government grant to fund the project.  A street artist will be commissioned to beautify the park using creative and relevant street art, with the aim of preventing crime by deterring unwanted graffiti. 

The application, part of the SA Attorney General’s Department Crime Prevention and Community Safety Grants Scheme, emerged through a research project by Council staff to act on community feedback on a service, project or issue in the region. 

Upon identifying the strong interests and opportunities around the Goolwa Skate Park, the group held a public consultation pop-up event at the park in January 2017 as well as inviting opinions and feedback through Council’s MySay Alexandrina online survey, which determined graffiti as one of the main issues of concern.

The consultation process has also prompted improved maintenance of the landscaping and grassed area around the skate park and the formation of a ‘Friends of the Goolwa Skate Park’ volunteer group to create ownership and assist in caring for the park.

Alexandrina Mayor Keith Parkes is optimistic about the project, saying, ‘Grants such as these give Council leverage to make visible and positive differences to our community. The initiative and pro-active problem solving approach taken by our team is commendable. Their efforts to make the Goolwa Skate Park safer and a place of pride among our younger demographic have been well rewarded in securing this grant.’ 


Congratulations to Alexandrina Connect and their artists; Care Vaughan, Hamish McMillan and Michael Tye on becoming the successful artists for the Goolwa Skate Park Graffiti Prevention Project.


GOOLWA SKATE PARK ART PROJECT

Bookings Required

Please note: Bookings are required for all program activities – please contact Ashleigh Darrie on 8555 7000 or email ashleigh.darrie@alexandrina.sa.gov.au to make a booking.

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