On Saturday, 24 June 2023, Council welcomed over 250 residents and visitors to the Mareeba Splash Park. The day’s activities included free pool entry, coffee, a celebration cake and face painting.
The project was funded by the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning to provide the Splash Park and upgrades to existing infrastructure at the Mareeba Aquatic Centre to the value of $1.5M. The remaining construction funding was contributed by Council, who will also be responsible for the ongoing maintenance and operating costs.
The Queensland Government provided $150,000 to Council to install a heating system to enable Queenslanders to participate in sport and recreation activities. The remaining funds will be contributed by Mareeba Shire Council.
Projects like this make Mareeba Shire an even better place to live by improving the already world-class lifestyle and delivering better, local jobs.
Council would like to thank Marlin Coast Swimming and Fitness, the pool lessees who have been incredibly helpful and patient during the construction phase, Rick May from Kirratech, responsible for the construction of the Splash Park and the Mareeba Wildcats Swim Club – for your ongoing efforts, and for supporting the event.