Giru residents braved the rain to see the new Giru Skate Park in Brolga Park officially opened today.
Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Bill Lowis joined Wilmar’s Invicta Mill Site Manager Craig Wood and the Giru Progress Association’s Ennio Gazziola to celebrate the project’s completion.
Cr Lowis said the park was the result of many years of lobbying by the children of Giru through Mr Gazziola, a former Councillor, to previous councils.
“This park was a joint project involving Council, the Giru Progress Association and Wilmar for the benefit of the Giru children,” he said.
“Last year Council agreed to budget $40,000 for the park, the Giru Progress Association provided $35,000 and Wilmar offered to cover the costs of constructing the cement slab.
“I thank the Progress Association and Wilmar for their willingness to invest in this community, without your financial and in-kind support this project may never have come to fruition.
“It’s great to see a community project like this come together as a result of cooperation and assistance from the community.”
Cr Lowis said the skate park was a wonderful recreational asset for the town.
“Giru now has a skate park what will be a wonderful recreational asset for the town for many years to come,” he said.
The new skate park is positioned between the BBQ shelter and swing set on the western side of Brolga Park.