Building a new skate park in Coffs Harbour is an issue both mayoral and council candidates may should address.
Building a new skate park in Coffs Harbour is an issue both mayoral and council candidates may should address. Rob Wright/The Coffs Coast Advoc

New skate park firmly on the agenda

PLEASE VOTE IN THE ADVOCATE'S SKATE PARK POLL.

WHATEVER the makeup of the next Coffs Harbour City Council, the first item of business should be the establishment of a Department of Youth.

There's no doubt the younger generations on the Coffs Coast have made their voice heard via social media and the Advocate's poll asking what people believe is the biggest issue heading up to the Coffs Harbour election on September 8.

On Tuesday afternoon 614 votes had been placed in the poll with one in five respondents saying the Jetty Foreshore was the biggest issue.

Only 72 hours later another 447 votes were lodged and more than half of those were a vote for skate parks and other youth recreation meaning one-quarter of the votes received in the poll say a skate park is the biggest issue in the electiuon campaign.

While those under the age of 18 can't vote in the upcoming election on September 8, there's no doubting their needs must be catered for as well.

Assuming the results of the recent poll has made Coffs Harbour's future civic leaders sit up and take notice, the big question now is where should a new skate park in Coffs Harbour be built.

There are several options available but it's time for the skating community and their families to have their voice heard.



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