Posted by:on August 6th, 2007
Australia’s Herald Sun has an article titled Skaters shun parks for concrete jungle that talks about how kids still don’t want to be confined to skateparks. While Melbourne is upping it’s skateboard deterrent budget to $50,000 a year, the city of Boroondara has an annual budget of $100,000 a year for skatepark development. 100k Australian is only about $86,000 in US dollars, but it’s still nothing to sneeze at. One of the popular street skating spots that kids keep barging is called Docklands, which near as I can tell is a redeveloped waterfront plaza that used to be, well, docks. The article mentions YouTube videos of Docklands, so I did a cursory search. There appears to be a nicely finished pedestrian park as well as a bunch of more industrial areas that appear to be abandoned or in disuse. You can watch a couple vids after the jump.
Docklands – Melbourne Australia
There’s fancy Docklands and ghetto Docklands. If you know of a better vid, send me the link and I’ll include it.
Australian TV Sports personality Sam Newman bitches out some skateboarders. See him get punched on TV here.
This one is my favorite. I’m a sucker for Bowie.
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