Community & Business

10 March, 2022

Splashpark set to make waves

MAREEBA’S long awaited $1.5 million splash park will be located at the town’s sports and aquatic centre which will also be the subject of major upgrades as part of the State Government-funded project.

Photo - Pexels
Photo - Pexels

The location of the new attraction and the additional upgrades were confirmed on Monday by State Member for Cook Cynthia Lui and Mareeba Mayor Angela Toppin who welcomed the news. 

Under the new plan, there will be upgrades to existing aquatic centre infrastructure including a new roof and retractable walls for the wading pool, a new water-heating system and new pathways, seating, fencing and underground services. 

No details of what the works will cost were provided but it is expected that the project could be completed by the end of the year. 

“We made a commitment to the people of Mareeba Shire for a splash park and, through this funding, we are living up to that commitment,” Ms Cook said. 

“Even better, we will also be funding upgrades to the existing Mareeba Sports and Aquatic Centre where the new splash park will be located. 

“This will deliver council its preferred option of best meeting community needs by bringing together water sports, swimming and water play facilities in the one location. 

“Additionally, these projects have already created or supported 634 local jobs, which is a fantastic outcome for the local economy, local tradies and businesses, and most importantly, local families.” 

Mareeba Mayor Angela Toppin said council was grateful for the Queensland Government’s support of $1.5 million which would provide locals and visitors with an even better aquatic centre. 

“Not only will we have a new splash park that families will love but the existing Mareeba Sports and Aquatic Centre will gain some much-needed improvements,” she said. 

“This is a wonderful example of what can be achieved when two levels of government work together to benefit local communities.”


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