Skating deterrents installed

City of Melbourne has installed skating deterrents to protect the recent updates to Docklands Park.

“The new works at Docklands Park were not intended or designed for skating, as the area includes a substantial amount of timber decking and timber public seating,” a City of Melbourne spokesperson said.

“Skating deterrents have been installed to protect the area from damage. Steel buttons have been installed on the concrete walls along the northern end of Navigation Drive and steel brackets have been installed on the timber seating in the new area adjacent to Collins St.”

The spokesperson said the council would continue to monitor the space to determine whether other measures were necessary.

“Skateboarding is a popular activity in the central city and the City of Melbourne is in the process of developing a Skate Strategy, which will provide a framework for the location, provision and management of skating in the city,” the spokesperson said.