Let's Talk Skateparks!

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Over the next two years, Wollongong City Council will be working on the delivery of four exciting projects related to skate parks.

We are looking to deliver two new skate facilities in Wollongong and Thirroul. We’re also supporting the Port Kembla Chamber of Commerce and Industry as they work through plans for a local skate space in their suburb thanks NSW Government grant funding under the Port Kembla Community Investment Fund. We also have committed $100k to mobile skate equipment to be rotated around the region.

Our Vision


See our Project Pages

If you are interested in a particular skate project, click on the tile below to each of the project's pages.


Want to be involved?

  • Sign up for updates
    Click the 'Follow Project' on this page or email engagement@wollongong.nsw.gov.au and ask to be added to the 'Skatepark Stakeholder list' to have emails direct to you. Please specify if you would updates for all four of our skate projects, including Wollongong City Centre, Thirroul, Port Kembla and the mobile skatepark or a specific one.
  • Stay up to date via the News Feed
    All news regarding the projects will be provided in our News Feed. You can view updates about all four projects, or the one you're most interested in.

Have questions?

We have created some Frequently Asked Questions that may help answer any questions you have. Still not sure? Give us a call on 4227 7111 to speak with the Engagement Team, or email engagement@wollongong.nsw.gov.au and we will get back to you.

Accessibility and language assistance

If you’re d/Deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech or language difficulty, you can contact us through the National Relay Service. If you need an interpreter, you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. You’ll need to provide our phone number 02 4227 7111 for either service.

Submissions become public documents and may be viewed by other persons on request. Please read Council’sPrivacy Notification before submitting your feedback.

Over the next two years, Wollongong City Council will be working on the delivery of four exciting projects related to skate parks.

We are looking to deliver two new skate facilities in Wollongong and Thirroul. We’re also supporting the Port Kembla Chamber of Commerce and Industry as they work through plans for a local skate space in their suburb thanks NSW Government grant funding under the Port Kembla Community Investment Fund. We also have committed $100k to mobile skate equipment to be rotated around the region.

Our Vision


See our Project Pages

If you are interested in a particular skate project, click on the tile below to each of the project's pages.


Want to be involved?

  • Sign up for updates
    Click the 'Follow Project' on this page or email engagement@wollongong.nsw.gov.au and ask to be added to the 'Skatepark Stakeholder list' to have emails direct to you. Please specify if you would updates for all four of our skate projects, including Wollongong City Centre, Thirroul, Port Kembla and the mobile skatepark or a specific one.
  • Stay up to date via the News Feed
    All news regarding the projects will be provided in our News Feed. You can view updates about all four projects, or the one you're most interested in.

Have questions?

We have created some Frequently Asked Questions that may help answer any questions you have. Still not sure? Give us a call on 4227 7111 to speak with the Engagement Team, or email engagement@wollongong.nsw.gov.au and we will get back to you.

Accessibility and language assistance

If you’re d/Deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech or language difficulty, you can contact us through the National Relay Service. If you need an interpreter, you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. You’ll need to provide our phone number 02 4227 7111 for either service.

Submissions become public documents and may be viewed by other persons on request. Please read Council’sPrivacy Notification before submitting your feedback.

  • Port Kembla Updates

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    Update - Wednesday 29 May 2024

    From the 26 March to 15 April, we opened up a conversation with the community around the proposed location for a permanent skate space in Port Kembla’s King George V Oval.

    We communicated the project out to the community in a multitude of ways. This included:

    • We sent 690 letters out to property owners and residents within a 400 metre radius of the proposed location
    • We set information live on the Our Wollongong website
    • We sent emails to local businesses, schools and organisations in and around Port Kembla
    • We shared information on our social media platforms and website on the project
    • We put signage up around the location in Port Kembla with information and a QR code linking to the online project page

    The participation of our engagement was:

    • We received 2 emails regarding the project
    • We had 17 hard copy surveys returned to us
    • We had 18 people attend the in-person Community Drop-in Session on Monday 8 April
    • We had 493 people view the engagement page via Our Wollongong, and 61 people leave their feedback online using the survey


    The Results

    The data was a combination of online surveys via Our Wollongong, returned hard copy surveys and an email received via the Engagement inbox. The total was 80 submissions.

    In Support

    Some key themes of those who were supportive of the preferred location

    • The proposed location already had a strong sense of community and coming together due to the PKDIY skate park which people wanted to see continued.
    • The location is central with water, people, shade and shops nearby.
    • A future skatepark is a positive recreational asset for the area and encourage more people to socialise and stay active.

    Unsure and Not Supportive

    Some of the concerns for people who were unsure and not supportive of the preferred location included

    • The location was not currently resources with essential amenities like a toilet, footpaths or parking.
    • Noise of skaters and people using space
    • Safety of the site
    • Likelihood of increase social disturbances.

    You can read the full Engagement Report if you would like to understand the responses in more detail.

    Next Steps

    Council will consider the findings from the engagement and work with the Port Kembla Chamber of Commerce and Industry group to deliver a skatepark that meets the needs of the community.

  • Wollongong Updates

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    Update - 9 May 2024

    Now we have moved into the next stage of designing our new skatepark in Wollongong City Centre. As you may know, have teamed up with CONVIC, a renowned Australian skatepark designer to help us bring our community’s skatepark vision to life. We have created a ‘Pre-design Survey’, where you can provide more detailed input into what you want to see in our new skate park.

    Thue survey is getting down into the nitty gritty of design stuff we need to hear to start drafting up a concept design. We have included some images to help stir some ideas and inspire your thoughts when completing this survey. You can find link to the survey below:

    We are still working through locations for Wollongong City Centre. Hosting these surveys with the broader community for each location will give us more of an idea of what the community wants and will help support us in choosing the most appropriate site.

    Feedback for these surveys close Friday 24 May 2024.

  • Thirroul Updates

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    Update - 9 May 2024

    Now we have moved into the next stage of designing our new skatepark in Thirroul. As you may know, have teamed up with CONVIC, a renowned Australian skatepark designer to help us bring our community’s skatepark vision to life. We have created a ‘Pre-design Survey’, where you can provide more detailed input into what you want to see in our new skate park.

    Thue survey is getting down into the nitty gritty of design stuff we need to hear to start drafting up a concept design. We have included some images to help stir some ideas and inspire your thoughts when completing this survey. You can find link to the survey below:

    We are still working through locations for Thirroul. Hosting these surveys with the broader community for each location will give us more of an idea of what the community wants and will help support us in choosing the most appropriate site.

    Feedback for these surveys close Friday 24 May 2024.

Page last updated: 11 Jun 2024, 10:45 AM