Construction of the hotly anticipated Gympie Youth Precinct will start within weeks after Council endorsed the appointment of Ri-Con Constructions to carry out the build.
The $2.8 million project, located on the site of the now closed Memorial Pool, will deliver a world standard skate park and includes a 10-foot skate bowl as well as plaza, street and flow sections.
The design process was carried out in conjunction with the community with many of the historically significant features of the Memorial Pool remaining.
While the main building will be modified and renovated, much of the distinctive façade, roof profile and even the roof sign will be retained and restored.
The project is funded under a shared arrangement with the Queensland Government under its Building Better Regions program.
Portfolio Councillor Dr Daryl Dodt said the Gympie Youth Precinct is one of the most exciting and well received projects to occur in the Gympie Town Centre for some time.
“People from our community have had direct input on how this project ultimately looks and functions.
“The Youth Precinct will be a modern facility that has links to the heritage of the location.
“Due to the quality of its design, it is anticipated that state and national level skating competitions will be held there, making it a valuable addition to our sporting and social landscape,” he said.
Construction of the project is due to be completed in October 2019.