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Sanad Capital to partner with WhiteWater in developing Sunshine Coast waterpark
Sanad Capital, the group developing the $400 million active lifestyle and waterpark project on the Sunshine Coast, is to partner with leading waterpark and aquatics supplier WhiteWater West in equipping the attraction.
Details of the adventure and active theme park project have also been revealed, with the development set to include Australia’s biggest wave pool, with waves up to three metres high; WhiteWater’s The ABYSS, CONSTRICTOR and BOOMERANGO MANTA rides and the world’s largest interactive aqua play structure (accommodating 2,000 people at any one time).
Commenting on the project Sanad Capital Chief Executive Bradley P. Sutherland states that the new development will include a world-class waterpark with considerable entertainment value, the likes of which Australia has never seen before.
Sutherland explains “world-class vision calls for world-class partners, which is why we chose to work with the best.
“WhiteWater will be responsible for most of the water elements and features, especially the planning and engineering of the waterpark rides, given its credentials as the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of innovative waterpark products.”
Other features of the park include thrill rides which have never been seen in Australia and a slide-boarding area, a ‘world’s first’ innovation which brings video game interactivity to waterslides.
Sutherland adds “this waterpark has been designed to provide a complete family experience with features for every age group.
“The plans contain a dedicated area for tots, where kids from four to eight can make a splash, thrills for teens with the AquaLoop, as well as raft rides for the whole family to enjoy together.”
The project, being developed under the ‘ACTVE’ brand will get its official launch, with the unveiling of the master plans and the project’s name, before the year-end with construction of the project due to begin in 2017.
During construction, the project will offer 2000 direct and indirect jobs, adding $60 million per year to the economy throughout the build phase, totalling $260 million upon completion.
The development also includes water sports facilities, a prestigious sports training and development centre, as well as a four-star hotel, an exhibition and conference centre, cafes and restaurants, and international and local retail outlets.
First conceptualised in 2014 and an offshoot of Dubai-based business group Najibi, Sanad Capital is a privately owned local development and investment company.
Located on Australia’s Sunshine Coast, the company intends to facilitate a diverse range of community-based and family-friendly projects, by tapping into significant reserves of capital, years of relevant experience and the know-how of its executives.
One of the company’s primary objectives is to boost tourism and generate new employment on the Sunshine Coast by investing in and developing multiple special projects.
Sanad Capital’s operations and business services span project funding, private equity, pre-IPO capital and joint ventures, and its areas of expertise include real estate development, as well as the technology, tourism, retail and energy sectors.
Sutherland adds “the Sunshine Coast is seeing some game-changing developments, and we wanted to add to that with this project.”
WhiteWater has been responsible for the world’s biggest, most exciting and well documented projects to date, including the Atlantis Resort and Wild Wadi Water Park in Dubai, China’s largest water park Yinji Xinmi, Vana Nava in Thailand and the newly opened Waterpark Typhoon Texas in the USA.
In Australia, WhiteWater has also provided attractions to numerous aquatic centres, Wet’n’Wild Sydney and the Gold Coast’s Wet’n’Wild and WhiteWater World parks.
Dedicated to providing the ultimate ‘wow’ factor to its clients and their guests, WhiteWater President and Chief Execuitbe Geoff Chutter is delighted to be partnering with Sanad Capital, stating “we are delighted to be partnering with SANAD to create a world-class park and bring state-of-the-art attractions to the Australian market.”
For information on the project go to www.sanadcapital.com.au
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Images: Concepts for the ACTVE attraction (top and middle) and WhiteWater's Boomerang at Wet'n'Wild Sydney (below).
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18th November 2014 - WHITEWATER SURFS INTO INTERNATIONAL LATITUBE AGREEMENT
30th July 2014 - MAJOR NEW WATERPARK PLANNED FOR SUNSHINE COAST
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