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Jamberoo Action Park secures Job Creation grant to drive construction of new eight-lane water slide
Jamberoo Action Park has secured a $600,000 grant from the NSW Government’s Regional Job Creation Fund that will contribute to the construction of a new eight-lane water slide.
The grant will enable construction of the Velocity Falls aqua racing waterslide, generating construction and seasonal jobs and 30 full-time equivalent jobs once operational.
Announcing the funding on site at the Illawarra attraction on Wednesday, local State Member for Kiama Gareth Ward advised “the attraction combines three exhilarating water rides, an eight lane aqua racer with two thrilling skybox drops and will also include a path for a trackless train to link up all major attractions of the theme park for guests.
"The Velocity Falls water attraction will be a major tourism drawcard for Kiama, and increased visitation to the park will drive tourism growth beyond the summer peak period.
"Jamberoo Action Park offers a quality entertainment experience for the whole family, and this expansion will enable the one-of-a-kind theme park to entertain more and more visitors for many years to come.”
Jamberoo Action Park owner and Managing Director, Jim Eddy welcomed the funding, noting "the support of the NSW Government through the Regional Job Creation Fund has been crucial in financing our latest exhilarating ride precinct, Velocity Falls.
"As a family owned and operated theme park, this support has provided us with confidence to invest in more attractions which will act as a catalyst for further development and growth.
"Our research suggests that this project will provide another 50 jobs for young people in the area, and that for every dollar spent within our business, consumers will spend a further dollar within our local business community.”
Images: State Member for Kiama Gareth Ward and Jamberoo's Jim Eddy on site at the Illawarra attraction this week (top) and the concept for the new attraction (below). Credit: Jamberoo Action Park/Facebook.
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