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Splish splash water fun will hit Proserpine in June after council today awarded the tender for construction of a $1.7 million Water Park.
TP Aquatic Constructions were awarded the contract to design and construct the Water Park which will be built adjacent to the Proserpine Swimming Pool.
The winning contractor specialises in water parks and swimming pools and recently completed the new water park at Cannonvale Big 4 Adventure Whitsunday, utilising many local contractors.
The concept design chosen by council includes the latest in water park features with a focus on more interactive water play areas and slides.
Construction is expected to commence in late February with a completion date of mid to late June, depending on the weather.
Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Andrew Willcox said it was fantastic that Proserpine is finally going to get a Water Park.
“This is a great first step in revitalising the Proserpine district and will add another attraction to lure grey nomads and families to detour from the highway for a stopover.
“This is becoming an excellent community precinct for the town with the caravan park, golf course, tennis club, bowls club and swimming facility all nearby.”
Deputy Mayor and Division 3 Councillor John Collins said the new water park would be a great boost for the local community especially families and visitors.
“I’m excited! The people of Proserpine have been calling for a water park for a long time and I am proud that this council has delivered.
“This free water park and the free swimming pool will greatly enhance the liveability of the town for our youth and families and also attract visitors that would previously not have come to Proserpine.
“It will be the first project delivered from the Proserpine Masterplan which was adopted late last year and there are plenty of other negotiations going on behind the scenes with external stakeholders to activate other projects,” he said.
“The design of the Proserpine water park has utilised many lessons learnt from the installation and operation of the Bowen water park to ensure a durable and low maintenance facility.”
To view the concept plans for the new Proserpine Water Park, visit Council’s website.