Yamba Skate Park Design

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This project tells a story, shares a vision, creates opportunity, & celebrates history. Clarence Valley Council & The Yamba Skate Park Working Crew has teamed up with the world-renowned skate park designers CONVIC to consult and design an exciting upgrade to the existing skate park of Yamba.

Skateboarding is an art form, a lifestyle and a sport. It is based on individuality but forms part of the culture, identity, and the community of the coastal town of Yamba. Forged from its world-class surf breaks and stunning coastlines, it is the heart of the Clarence River and to the surrounding locals, the soul of the valley.

Location is the key to the Yamba Skatepark, it's right in the middle of the CBD; it has surrounding sports fields and is adjacent to a newly upgraded playground. It has the infrastructure such as parking, accessibility, lighting, surrounding cafes, food stores and retail, all of which could be enhanced with this proposed upgrade.

This upgrade can celebrate the story of Yamba, with its rich history and meaning to the Yaegl people both young and old, the establishment of a thriving fishing village through to its well documented counter-culture surfing mecca of the 1970s to the present day. This skate park upgrade needs to reflect this and enhance the charm Yamba already has.

Some of the key features of this proposal are:

  • Upgrades to the existing skate park to include further skate areas to cater for the beginner, intermediate through to the advanced shredders
  • Bring the park up to a world-class standard with the aim of holding local, national and international skate comps in the future
  • Establish shade and seating for spectating and hang out spaces
  • Public art/art wall
  • Provide further safety with more lighting and fenced in areas
  • Incorporate useable art pieces sympathetic to the location and cultural heritage
  • Further activate the Yamba CBD while encouraging surrounding locals and tourists to the park

CONVIC have created an online survey. Please clink the link below!!!!!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YambaSkateparkExtension

Make sure you attend our onsite Drop In Session at the Yamba Skate Park Saturday 03 October 2020, 10 am to 2 pm.




This project tells a story, shares a vision, creates opportunity, & celebrates history. Clarence Valley Council & The Yamba Skate Park Working Crew has teamed up with the world-renowned skate park designers CONVIC to consult and design an exciting upgrade to the existing skate park of Yamba.

Skateboarding is an art form, a lifestyle and a sport. It is based on individuality but forms part of the culture, identity, and the community of the coastal town of Yamba. Forged from its world-class surf breaks and stunning coastlines, it is the heart of the Clarence River and to the surrounding locals, the soul of the valley.

Location is the key to the Yamba Skatepark, it's right in the middle of the CBD; it has surrounding sports fields and is adjacent to a newly upgraded playground. It has the infrastructure such as parking, accessibility, lighting, surrounding cafes, food stores and retail, all of which could be enhanced with this proposed upgrade.

This upgrade can celebrate the story of Yamba, with its rich history and meaning to the Yaegl people both young and old, the establishment of a thriving fishing village through to its well documented counter-culture surfing mecca of the 1970s to the present day. This skate park upgrade needs to reflect this and enhance the charm Yamba already has.

Some of the key features of this proposal are:

  • Upgrades to the existing skate park to include further skate areas to cater for the beginner, intermediate through to the advanced shredders
  • Bring the park up to a world-class standard with the aim of holding local, national and international skate comps in the future
  • Establish shade and seating for spectating and hang out spaces
  • Public art/art wall
  • Provide further safety with more lighting and fenced in areas
  • Incorporate useable art pieces sympathetic to the location and cultural heritage
  • Further activate the Yamba CBD while encouraging surrounding locals and tourists to the park

CONVIC have created an online survey. Please clink the link below!!!!!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YambaSkateparkExtension

Make sure you attend our onsite Drop In Session at the Yamba Skate Park Saturday 03 October 2020, 10 am to 2 pm.




  • Focus Session with CONVIC design team this Thursday!!!!

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    12 Oct 2020
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    if you are keen to help design your skate park upgrade down in Yamba, come along to our consultation focus session this Thursday 15 October @ 6.15 pm Blanc Space, 7/10, 18 Coldstream St, Yamba.


  • The Committed Crew

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    The Yamba Skate Park Working Crew has been kicking around for many years and has seen a few incarnations in its time. Surviving original members are that of HaleyTalbot, Navrin Fox & Andrew Auglys. it is now joined by Henry Fenner, Dan Griffin, Angela Lagos-Jay and local young shredder Marley Van Den Boom.

    The primary objective of this working group is that they all see the potential of the current skate space and the need to bring it up to a world-class level for the young skaters but also the retail economic development potential with upgrading and enhancing the park.


    Who's Who in the Crew...


    HayleyHayley Talbot: is a professional chameleon. After a legal career in maritime and aviation, she moved into integrated marketing and copywriting, and has written campaigns for some of the biggest fashion houses in the world. An author, poet, and slam poet, she takes the advocacy she learned in the courtroom to community causes close to her heart. She is an adventurer, ambassador and keynote speaker, passionate about the environment, and the elevation of women and girls. In 2017 she was the first person to solo kayak the 400km Clarence River from source to sea surviving off the land and river. Hayley is the full-time director of Blanc Space Agency alongside her role as national operations manager of James Baroud and spends countless hours at Yamba Skate Park with her 2 sons Archie & Phoenix.

    Navrin

    Navin Fox: Born and breed on the Clarence River and proud to be able to call Yamba home. Nav was one of the original skate rats back in the ’80s, he believes skateboarding and surfing go hand in hand in keeping kids and older generations connected in our community. He dreamt of one day seeing Yamba have an awesome skate park so he’s naturally proud to be on the Skate committee bringing a dream into a reality.


    Andrew

    Andrew Auglys: Council's Open Spaces Supervisor originally from Sydney of which was a staple in the underground skate-heavy rock scene for decades. Built a very 'popular' skate park inside his house in Ultimo back in the day which was 'loved' by the neighbours and local authorities. Andrew is of the opinion that if a town doesn't have an awesome skate park, then it is the skate park. He now spends most of his time on his rural property attending to the veggie garden while raising his young boy.

    Henry

    Henry Fenner: Henry and his kids moved to Yamba about 5 years ago. Henry used the excuse of getting the skatey upgraded for his kids. But really he joined the crew upgrading the Skate Park, because he really just wants to revisit his youth, tearing some sick lines and eating concrete as an adult !!

    Dan

    Dan Griffin: I am not real quick. I’m not a brilliant musician. I’m not that young. I’m not a world-class surfer.
    I still run around and pretend I can play football. I battle my guitar into submission whenever I get the chance. I am getting older every day. I get in the water as much as I can.

    Angela

    Angela Lagos-jay: Ang is a bonafide slashie, there's no title that actually tells you what she does day to day - but she is currently engaged as the Community & Partnerships Manager at Blanc Space Agency. With a background in international e-commerce, high-level retail spaces, creative & events production, employment & recruitment services, community access & mental health, Government programs, customer experience, online community growth as well as leadership, change management & team mentoring, you can just take our word for it when we say she's a weapon of mass direction. Ang and her son Marley have been loitering at the skate park since the first slab of concrete was poured in 2006, and can't wait to see the next phase of growth.

    Marley

    Marley Van den Boom: Yamba local Mars was raised on the Yamba Skate Park. From dusk till dawn and sometimes beyond, you can find him rolling around at the park. In the odd moments he is not skating, watching and creating skateboarding films, fixing skateboards, or creating a scaled skate park in his garage, the Apprentice Chef is creating some of the Valley's most exciting food at Karrikin Yamba or rallying the local youth to create real action in their local area, and advocating for mental health support.


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