A MOTHER has vowed to continue her campaign for a Koroit skate park after Moyne Shire Council put the brakes on the idea.
Sarah McCall says few residents are aware of public consultations flagging the idea to establish a spot for skateboarders and BMX riders.
Moyne distributed about 1200 surveys among the 1800 residents but received only 29 responses.
Last week councillors passed a motion deferring the project because of lagging interest and opposition.
The council has promised to ask for community feedback again, but has withdrawn an application for state government funding.
Ms McCall, who has sons aged nine and 11, said there was little on offer for children in the growing community.
“There’s not even a decent playground,” she said. “I guess we’ll circulate another petition.”
Councils officers referred to skate park opposition at the suggested location near Blackwood Centre.
Land near the former railway station was the ideal spot, Ms McCall said.
“It’s council land. It’s basically a paddock and it’s away from the highway and it’s not going to disturb anyone.”
Ms McCall, who moved to Purnim earlier in the year, said she would be relocating to Koroit in January and would renew calls for the park.
Councillors have previously given tentative support to the park.