Newcastle council is poised to unveil a new concept for the South Newcastle beach skate park, six months after shelving plans to build part of it on the sand.
A City of Newcastle spokesperson said on Friday that it would share revised concept plans for the skate bowl, kiosk, fitness equipment and promenade by the end of July.
Design work would continue until early next year and construction would take two years after starting in the first half of 2020.
The redesign will include shifting the proposed skate bowl from the sand to the promenade after a public backlash against the project last year.
The skate bowl is one aspect of an $11 million plan, funded jointly by the council and NSW government, for the next stage of the Bathers Way coastal walk.
Lord mayor Nuatali Nelmes said the redesign would be "consistent with the wishes of the community.
"Council officers are working on the designs to present to the community as per our commitment in January," she said.
"That includes a skate park and bowl layout whereby the skate bowl is within the footprint of the existing seawall, with the freedom to renew the beach-side promenade and incorporate design advice from the coastal engineers' report."
Meanwhile, the council's new electric vehicle charging station is taking shape at No.2 Sportsground as it prepares to open this month.
Workers have been installing the chargers in recent weeks and assembling a roof which will provide solar power.
Cr Nelmes has described the chargers as a "test bed" for the council's Smart City technologies.
The chargers are one element of the council's Smart Move Newcastle project.
The federal government contributed $5 million to the project in 2017, on top of $10 million put forward by the council and its partners at the time.
Labor wants 50 per cent of new cars sold in Australia to be electric by 2030, up from an estimated 0.2 per cent now, according to ClimateWorks, an independent research organisation.
At one in 500 new cars sold, Australia has one of the slowest uptakes of electric vehicles among the 36 OECD countries, above only Mexico, Chile and Turkey.
About one in 40 cars sold in Europe is battery-powered or a plug-in hybrid.