Concept design image of the Mareeba Splash Park.
The Mareeba Aquatic Centre will have an all-abilities Splash Park with unique water spray areas and interactive elements, early 2023.
At the Ordinary Council meeting on Wednesday, 20 July 2022, Mareeba Shire Council awarded the contract for the design and construction of the Mareeba Splash Park to Kirratech Lifestyle Pools. The state-of-the-art facility will be built inside the Mareeba Aquatic Centre.
The facility will be a new zero-depth, zero-height splash play area that will include various unique water spray areas with interactive play elements and shade structures.
Mareeba Shire Council Mayor, Angela Toppin, said Council is pleased to award the contract, not just for the construction of the Splash Park but for the overall enhancement of the facility.
“The existing 50m pool and children’s pool will be heated and picnic tables and shade will be added to improve the quality of the centre,” Mayor Angela Toppin explained.
“I would like to thank the three tenderers for submitting tenders for Council’s consideration and congratulate Kirratech Lifestyle Pools for being awarded the contract. Council looks forward to turning on the tap of the new facility.”
“Council Officers will proceed by entering pre-contract negotiations with Kirratech to finalise the designs. Construction of the Splash Park will begin at the end of 2022. Patrons of the Mareeba Aquatic Centre can look forward to accessing the facility by early 2023.”
“The enhancement of the Mareeba Aquatic Centre is beneficial to residents and visitors to the region. Council will prioritise maintenance of the facility to continue to offer a unique splash play experience.”
“$1.5M will be 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.”
“Furthermore, $150,000 of the $195,075 project cost to install a heating system, was grant funded by the Active Gameday Projects Fund from the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport’s (Sport and Recreation). The remaining funds will be contributed by Mareeba Shire Council.”
“I would like to thank the Queensland Government for their support of this project. Residents and visitors will be reaping the benefits of this project for years to come,” Mayor Angela Toppin concluded.
Member for Cook Cynthia Lui said the Palaszczuk Government was proud to be delivering a new Splash Park for Mareeba.
“We committed to building a Splash Park in Mareeba and today we’re one stop closer to delivering that,” Ms Lui said.
“The Palaszczuk Government is delivering $1.5 million to build the Splash Park at the Mareeba Aquatic Centre, with construction to begin this year.
“Projects like this make Mareeba an even better place to live by improving the already world-class lifestyle and delivering more good, local jobs.
“This is a fantastic result for the Mareeba community and will create an improved space for locals and visitors to cool down in a fun and refreshing way.”