Lancefield skateboarders and BMX riders now have a new place to ride, with the Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today officially opening a new Skate/BMX Park at Lancefield Park.

The development has been made possible thanks to a $157,000 grant from the Andrews Labor Government.

Lancefield Park really is a hub for the local community, with many clubs and organisations calling it home. Locals use it for exercise, and the playground and barbecue area is a popular meeting place for families and friends.

The new Skate/BMX Park enables local skateboarders and riders to take part in an activity that is unstructured, can be undertaken at any time, and where they can socialise, is free interact and connect in a safe environment.

Upgrading active recreation facilities is just one of many projects across the state made possible by the Labor Government’s $120 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.

The fund helps councils upgrade sport and recreation reserves, play spaces and trails, it helps clubs rejuvenate tired grounds and ageing clubrooms, and includes $14 million to build female-friendly facilities.

Ms Thomas thanked Macedon Ranges Shire Council, Bendigo Bank, and Lancefield Neighbourhood House who have partnered with the Andrews Government to deliver the new facilities, saying “This Skate/BMX park is an awesome new asset for Lancefield Reserve that will attract large numbers of skaters and riders because they don’t need to be a member, they don’t need to pay, and they can drop in at any time.”