Sport and Recreation | September 19, 2019

Minister gives Nhill Skate Park opening the slip

The Nationals Member for Lowan Emma Kealy MP has congratulated the Nhill and Dimboola communities and Hindmarsh Shire Council on their strong advocacy to secure funding for a new Nhill Skate Park and new female change rooms at the Dimboola Recreation Reserve.

Ms Kealy said it had been a fantastic effort by these two communities to secure this funding and enable these much needed facilities to be provided for local residents.

“The Nhill community is rightly disappointed that the Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Events won’t add an extra hour to his day today to open the Nhill Skate Park on site, opting instead for the absurd situation of him opening the Nhill Skate Park from Dimboola,” Ms Kealy said.

“I know there are members of the Nhill community who would have loved the opportunity to show the Minister the grandstand and need for refurbishment of the clubrooms at Davis Park.

“It seems like a bit of a snub for the Minister to be so close but not make that little bit of extra effort to go to Nhill to meet with locals and talk about local issues.

“These communities have worked really hard to get the money to build these facilities and surely the Minister could make the effort to attend this really important event for the Nhill community.

“Personally I can’t wait to attend the first Victorian Skate Park League competition at the skate park on Thursday, 26 September to celebrate the opening of this fantastic new facility with the local community.

“Who knows, I might even get my skates on myself,” she said.


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