Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Climate Conscious Water Park

Climate Conscious Water Park
July 10, 2008

Queensland's Wide Bay Water Corporation (WBWC) is developing a new educational water park.

Backed by the Fraser Coast Regional Council (FCRC), who see the innovative zero-depth water park as a significant based tourism attraction, the climate conscious water park is set to open in June 2008 - in time for Queensland's 150th birthday celebrations.

With an estimated cost of $12 million, WBWC has attracted nearly $5 million in Queensland Government money as part of the Q150 celebrations which take place in June next year. In addition, the FCRC is to contribute $1 million for ancillary items such as carparking, toilets, roadworks, lighting and footpaths.

WBWC Chief Executive Tim Waldron recently explained that "we now have exactly one year to complete the first stage of the park and complete a Hervey Bay icon."

Waldron also added that the park is intended to be run in a revenue neutral position with annual operating costs to be covered by income derived from the cafe lease, entry fees from the Board Rider wave machine, sponsorship and the rental of site space to amusement operators during peak holiday times.

Explaining the thinking behind the park, Waldron explains "while this park is very much about having fun it's also about learning and our key message is the conservation and intelligent use of water. The public space is a zero-depth area with no ponds or pools. Instead it will have sophisticated jets and spouts and fountains so that people can have fun with water without wasting it."

Principal architect and Group Managing Director of ARGO, Will Marcus has designed this landmark facility to break new ground in environmental architecture, especially in efficient water use.

As Marcus adds, "this is an exemplary facility that will help change the way Fraser Coast residents and visitors enjoy their free time while saving the planet."


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

VIVATICKET

As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd.  19th July 2018 - ENTA AUSTRALASIA REBRANDS AS VIVATICKET 17th October 2016…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Sport / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

PRIAVA

About Priava's Technology -  Priava is a cloud-based and centralised venue and event management system aimed at venues of all sizes. With its familiar and easy-to-use web interface, the…

read more

Attractions / Billing / Entertainment / Events / Technology

 
 

Ecoline

Ecoline is a highly experienced and skilled company that offers world-first technology in safety, protects the environment and provides a unique and challenging custom-made adventure and educational…

read more

Attractions / Environment / Safety / Tourism

 
 

Smart Connection Consultancy

Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…

read more

Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces

 
 

TouchCloud Global

Activating skyscapes for tourism, art, leisure and living TouchCloud Global (TCg) is a highly specialised international consultancy, broker and principal, devoted solely to activating and energising…

read more

Attractions / Consultants / Recreation / Safety / Tourism

 
 

GOPLAY COMMERCIAL PLAYGROUNDS

Goplay designs and manufactures specialised playground equipment for indoor play centres, hotels, food chains, clubs and resorts. If our years of experience and dedication have taught us one thing,…

read more

Play

 
 

PAYSMART

Headquartered in Brisbane with an Australia-wide network of satellite offices, PaySmart is one of Australia’s largest and longest-standing direct debit billing companies. In 1996 we began…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology

 
 

revolutioniseSPORT

revolutioniseSPORT is the emerging market leader in online club management in Australia. Whether it is memberships, registrations, events, online sales or governance tools - revolutioniseSPORT is the…

read more

Recreation / Sport / Technology

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business