Skaters, scooter riders and roller skaters rejoice!
Macarthur's newest skate park is officially open.
The new facility in Appin is ready for use as Covid-19 restrictions start to ease across the state.
The Wollondilly Council project was officially opened today by mayor Matthew Deeth, Hume MP Angus Taylor, Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres and Wollondilly MP Nat Smith.
Cr Deeth said the council was glad to see the facility finally ready for use.
"We are grateful for funding that was able to bring this local project to life," he said.
"It is an exciting project not only for the youth of Appin but for the whole of the shire, making Wollondilly an even better place to live, learn, work and play."
The $915,000 facility was built using approximately $730,000 funded by the state government's Liveability program.
It is the first project to be completed under the program.
Mr Smith said he was delighted to see the skate park open.
"I am pleased to see that the Appin Skate Park in Wollondilly was completed during Covid-19 restrictions, as the demand for these projects is high in the local communities," he said.
"This is one of a number of exciting projects to promote healthy living and improve quality of life for the community under the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, part of the Western Sydney City Deal."
Hume MP Angus Taylor said recreational facilities such as this are critical to making the Western Parkland City a great place to live and work.
"We've always known parks and recreational spaces are critical to making a great place to live and now with locals able to enjoy the outdoors more after restrictions, these projects are coming at the right time," he said.
Wollondilly Council worked alongside the skate park experts at Convic to help with the design, consultation and construction of the facility, while community members were involved in developing the draft design.