The Nimbin skate park has just passed another hurdle with sound tests on the weekend showing noise from the park is on the way down.
Lizette Twisleton from the Nimbin Community Development Association, which is developing the skate park, said the project began causing controversy in the village when skaters started jumping the fence to use it before any sound-proofing had been done.
We started getting some fairly full-on complaints from neighbours, said Lizette. And the whole project was stopped by Council. We had these meetings and there was all sorts of talk of worst case scenarios and the skate park not being able to be opened.
But the weekend tests show the decibels are coming down, and the skate park is still on track.
We see this as stage one of sound mitigation work on the park, Lizette said. The sound engineer has given us some more advice on what we can do better.
She said the skate park project started in 2000 and it would be great to have it open by early next year. However, she said it was dependent on securing funding for further sound proofing.
We see it as a positive thing for Nimbin, Lizette said. It will give the young people of Nimbin something to be proud of. It was designed by young Nimbin skaters and theres a lot of interest from kids of all ages. Theyre just waiting for it to open.
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