Hervey Bay skate park closed

THE skate park in Torquay Road is receiving a facelift.

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The Fraser Coast Regional Council said temporary fencing had been erected around the skate park to allow for work on a new mural project to commence.

Local artist, Akos Juhasz has been engaged by Council to paint a mural at the skate park as a strategy to help prevent the re-occurrence of graffiti.

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Akos will transform the side of the Signature Building.

The artwork is expected to take around eight weeks to complete, weather permitting.

Meanwhile, a new skating facility was opened in Torbanlea earlier this month.

A new half-pipe has been installed at Alex Gillespie Park in Robertson Street.

Councillors unveiled a whale mural in Pialba last month, also to help prevent graffiti.

The mural celebrates Hervey Bay’s connection with humpback whales.

Maryborough is also the home to dozens of murals in public spaces.

The Maryborough Mural Trail received a silver award in the Best Street Art Trail category at the 2020 Australian Street Art Awards.

People are now being urged to walk the trail and encourage locals and visitors to the Heritage City to do the same.

All the murals painted as part of the Maryborough Mural Trail tell a story related to the city.

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