Upgraded skate park, new accessible toilet block and Driver Reviver facilities

Draft designs for an extension to the Merriwa skate park and a new accessible toilet block and Driver Reviver annexe, have been put on display for community comment.

The park is on the corner of King George V Ave and Quigley St, Merriwa.

Council staff met last week with John and Elaine Sparrow, who have been working with a committee of young people since 2005 on improving the skate park facilities through the Merriwa Rotary Club. Photo supplied.

Council staff met last week with John and Elaine Sparrow, who have been working with a committee of young people since 2005 on improving the skate park facilities through the Merriwa Rotary Club. Photo supplied.

The bigger, better skate park is planned to include a bowl hip, two spines, a roof top grind ledge, roll overs and roll in. Council staff met this week with John and Elaine Sparrow, who have been working with a committee of young people since 2005 on improving the skate park facilities through the Merriwa Rotary Club.

Another great addition to the park will be four unisex toilet cubicles with basins, including an ambulant toilet and a larger accessible cubicle with baby change table facilities.

The Driver Reviver annex will have a hand washing basin, security roller shutters and a covered outside aluminium bench seats and table.

This will provide a new driver reviver location and the old toilet block and shed will be removed.

Upper Hunter Shire Councillor Ron Campbell said the proposed upgrade would benefit both visitors and locals.

"I commend the plans and invite interested persons to make comment," Cr Campbell said.

The $291,000 project is being undertaken by Upper Hunter Shire Council and is funded by the NSW Government's Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF). It is one of 12 projects underway across the Shire.

Residents are encouraged to provide written comment by June 5, 2020, via the website, emailed to council@upperhunter.nsw.gov.au or posted to PO Box 208, Scone NSW 2337.

The draft plans for the park facilities are available on Council's website under 'Hot Topics' www.upperhunter.nsw.gov.au

Image of new toilet facilities at Merriwa skate park. Photo supplied.

Image of new toilet facilities at Merriwa skate park. Photo supplied.