Click HERE for Tony Caruana’s 6 minute interview on ABC666 radio today (mpeg4 3.2mb)
Today, Local Canberran skateboarder Tony Caruana and some others met with Shane Rattenbury, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) Directorate about ACT’s skateparks. The meeting was positive and the issue has been clearly highlighted that skateparks need to be looked at differently.
Tony’s ABC666 interview occurred shortly after. Tony talks of the skatepark community establishing regular contact to assist and educate TAMS on skatepark best practice maintenance, including graffiti removal. Tony outlines that the power and lighting issues are being resolved for Woden’s Eddison Park skatepark.
He discusses that skateparks are health positive public places with great social capital as per WA University’s recent research.
Tony also outlines the CSIRO megatrends report in that skateboarding is the future of sport and
also the project to develop Australia’s first national Skatepark Guideline by Skateboarding Australia, something that is sorely needed.