Funding announced for outdoor water park

Central Coast Mayor, Jane Smith, with Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonaldCentral Coast Mayor, Jane Smith, with Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald at a recent funding announcement.

Funding for an outdoor water park at Peninsula Leisure Centre has been announced.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Mr Scot MacDonald, announced the $850,000 project as part of a $5 million package for Central Coast Council projects under the Stronger Country Communities Fund. “The outdoor waterpark at Peninsula Leisure Centre will be a unique facility for the region and attract further casual users,” Mr MacDonald said. “This project will include all design and construction elements, such as a zero-depth water play park with water splash activities, a water slide, and other water features,” he said.

“It will also include a standalone filtration system, landscaping, and items such as deckchairs, picnic areas and relaxation areas. “This new water play attraction will draw new visitors, as there is no such facility available in the region and it meets a gap in the market. “By providing a safe water play environment for young people, aquatic safety will be improved across the region, as will recreation and leisure participation all of which contribute to positive health and wellbeing.

“This new water park will also provide opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to come together while addressing the need for quality recreation and community facilities.” Mayor Cr Jane Smith said she welcomed the significant investment. “Our community’s vision is for a smart, green and liveable region with a shared sense of belonging and responsibility,” Cr Smith said. “Working closely with the State Government to deliver high quality infrastructure and opportunities for our growing community is a way we are delivering on that promise,” she said. “We are pleased the State Government has come to the table and delivered such significant funding.”

SOURCE: Media release, 11 Sep 2018 Kit Hale, Office of Scot MacDonald MLC