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Logan City Council advances plans for whitewater venue
Logan City Council has advanced plans to build an Olympic-standard whitewater park in the city with an economic feasibility study and site selections to be completed in the coming weeks.
The proposed whitewater park, which has been earmarked by the Council as key to its tourism planning and with potential to establish the city as a major sporting and recreation hub, would be a Queensland-first and one of only two in Australia.
American kayaker and slalom canoeist Scott Shipley, a three-time Olympic representative and three-time World Cup winner, scouted possible park locations with Council officers in recent weeks.
Shipley’s business, S2o Design, is a design and engineering company behind the construction of successful whitewater parks around the world.
The proposed park would meet Olympic-standard criteria and would be ready for use should the South-East Queensland bid for the 2032 Games be launched.
Logan City Council interim Administrator Tamara O’Shea said such a unique facility for the state could act as catalyst for more tourism opportunities in Logan.
O’Shea stated "this is an exciting project for Logan, something completely different to any other tourism attraction in the south-east.
“I’ve been very impressed with the planning so far and it would be tremendous for this project to go from the drawing board to reality.”
Council began investigating the possibility of a whitewater park in 2016 and last year it was identified as one of four ‘tourism game changers’ in its Logan Destination Management Plan 2018-2022.
The whitewater park is seen as a priority project as it would leverages off the city's open space and available land and can operate almost year-round thanks to a warmer climate compared to Penrith and Auckland where similar facilities are located
Other key projects identified in the Destination Management Plan include a branded hotel or serviced apartment complex, a destination holiday park and a riverine discovery centre.
The Council also enlisted a world champion to help design a new world-class BMX freestyle and skate park facility in Beenleigh.
A $3.1 million rebuild of Doug Larsen Park will give Logan what Cycling Australia has rated will be Australia’s premier BMX freestyle facility ahead of the sport’s debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
In a community-driven effort, Logan-raised BMX freestyle 2017 world champion Logan Martin helped design the BMX course and skate-park half-pipes along with representatives from Cycling Australia and the local BMX and skateboarding communities.
20th May 2019 - Beenleigh BMX venue to close for major rebuild
26th February 2019 - South East Queensland Mayors reveal details of 2032 Olympic Games vision
22nd August 2017 - Plans move forward for new Western Australian whitewater centre
1st December 2016 - Logan City Council activity strategies boost participation
30th July 2016 - Aerial adventure park open in Sydney’s west
4th November 2015 - New conference centre an addition to attractions at Wero Whitewater Park
3rd December 2013 - Logan City Council to build Australia’s largest Spielart play unit
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