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Mutitjulu Skate Park

By July 27, 2021No Comments
Image: Community consultation about the Mutitjulu Skate Park

The youth of Mutitjulu are very excited about the plans and designs for a new skatepark.

Mutitjulu community has been after a dedicated park for skateboarders to engage with a wide range of youth without supervision or maintenance requirements as well as somewhere practice their skills and keep them active.

As a first step to having a permanent skatepark in Mutitjulu, Dave Tome from MCAC (Mutitjulu Community Aboriginal Corp) organised for a Perth-based company Skate Sculpture to come to Mutitjulu.

Planning sessions to understand what is needed for the Mutitjulu Skatepark

Skate Sculpture with assistance from the guys at Spinifex Skateboards, Dave Tome from MCAC, and Kenny Hewson from RN Employment Services was able to build some wooden skateboard ramps to gauge community interest and to teach the Mutitjulu youth how to skateboard.

Tim Yuen and Mat de Koning founded Skate Sculpture which is a specialty skate park design consultancy firm, they have designed and built successful skateparks throughout WA

Planning sessions with the kids to see what they want from the new skatepark

Spinifex Skateboards were instrumental in supplying instruction and training to the kids. Spinifex Skateboards was founded by Nicky Hayes who is an Arrernte man and traditional owner from Ltyentye Apurte (Santa Teresa).

Nicky has been successful in getting an indoor Skatepark installed in Santa Teresa community and was the organiser of the Inaugural Spinifex Skateboards First Nations Skate Tour in January 2020.

Once the ramps were built Skate Sculpture was able to hold community consultation sessions which included community input on a skatepark design.

Everybody enjoyed being able to come up with what their vision would be for a skatepark.

Skate Sculpture will now compile all community input and present a final draft plan, as well as costings to enable funding and construction of Mutitjulu’s New Skateboard Park.

Planning what the skatepark will look like