22 March 2024

The Hon Kristy McBain MP
Member for Eden-Monaro

The Hon Tara Moriarty MP
Minister for Regional NSW

The Hon Steve Whan MP
State Member for Monaro

Councillor Chris Hanna
Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayor


Thrill seekers heading to the Snowy Region can now add another experience to their to-do list, with Jindabyne’s new skate park officially open to the public.

The $1.5 million Jindabyne Skate Park refurbishment, jointly funded by the Australian and NSW Governments through the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery program, has seen the town’s 18-year-old facility upgraded to reflect the needs of the local community.

The design of the new skate park caters for skaters, bike and scooter riders of all skill levels, and includes a new half-pipe, mini-ramp and a refurbished bowl.

Seating and shade structures have been installed to provide a friendly gathering space for families and the community.

The project, delivered by Snowy Monaro Regional Council in close consultation with the Jindabyne Skate Park Project Engagement Group, provides a contemporary recreational space for the greater Snowy Monaro region, which aims to boost community well-being and enhance local tourism.

Quotes attributable to Federal Member for Eden-Monaro, Kristy McBain:

“Projects like the refurbishment of Jindabyne Skate Park help us recover from Black Summer’s devastating bushfires, by attracting local and interstate visitors to the area, and facilitating economic activity in places that suffered severe damage.

“The Jindabyne Skate Park has one of the most picturesque skate park views in the world, which is why we invested $1.5 million, and partnered with the NSW Government and Snowy Monaro Regional Council to take its facilities to the next level.

“Whether it’s for competition or a much-needed outlet, these transformed facilities will entice people of all ages and abilities from across the local community and country to participate, with an early prediction from me that Jindabyne will soon be home to the next Tony Hawk.

“So, pop on your skates, ride down on scooters, or pull up on your bike to experience everything that the skate park has to offer.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Regional NSW, Tara Moriarty:

“Skate parks in regional communities provide an important hub for local young people to come together, connect with friends, be entertained and have fun.

“The Jindabyne Skate Park refurbishment goes to the heart of that idea and will play an important role in supporting the physical and mental recovery of local youth following the 2019/20 Black Summer bushfires, through fitness and recreation.

“I congratulate the community on how it has come together, through the Jindabyne Skate Park Project Engagement Group, to design a skate park which will service the needs of both local young people and the tourism sector, now and into the future.”

Quotes attributable to State Member for Monaro, Steve Whan:

“The Jindabyne Skate Park upgrade will be a huge boon for the township. I know this is still an incredibly popular spot for students from local schools to spend their afternoons after class, a fact I learned when I attended the opening of the original skatepark here 18 years ago.

“With the combined effort of the Skate Park Project Engagement Group, state, and federal governments via the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery program, this upgrade will encourage further healthy activity for locals and visitors alike, and showcase what the Snowy Region is all about.

“With its pedigree for producing world class athletes, the next Chloe Covell or Shane O’Neill could come from right here in Jindabyne.”

Quotes attributable to Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayor, Chris Hanna:

“We’re thrilled to unveil this fantastic new space, designed in collaboration with the Jindabyne Skate Park Project Engagement Group and the wider community.

“The park boasts an exciting range of features, including a brand-new half-pipe, mini-ramp, and a refurbished bowl, catering to skaters, BMX riders, scooter enthusiasts, and everyone in between.

“With ample seating and shade for parents and spectators, it’s a great place to hang out and enjoy the action - making it more than a place to ride. It's about creating a vibrant social hub where people of all ages and abilities can come together and have fun.”