Category: Cultural, Sports and Recreational Infrastructure
Lockhart River's water park will not only provide a safe place for families and children to socialise and play together, but is expected to boost attendance at the primary school through a "no school, no water park" policy.
Total project cost
* Average number of Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) jobs supported by project construction (based on Queensland Treasury's Guidelines for estimating FTE jobs directly supported by the capital works program).
Boosting tourist numbers and the amount of time residents spend in town will increase sales at the service station, shop, art gallery and other businesses, leading to more job opportunities.
Children must show their school "attendance bangle" to gain admittance to the water park in a bid to improve school attendance rates.
Around one-third of the population is under 14, and the water park will provide a safe, fun place for them to play outside of school hours, on weekends and during holidays.
The park will also benefit the parents and children who attend the Kuunchi Kakana (Families Together) facility for babies through to pre-schoolers.
Better health and wellbeing outcomes by providing a safe alternative to cooling down in the creek, the water of which can cause eye, ear and skin infections, or the sea, which is home to stingers, crocodiles and sharks.
Water management will meet current best practice environmental requirements.
Water park with a splash pad and soft-fall cover, spray features and tipping bucket.
Community recreational area with toilets and showers, barbecues and shade sails.
Disclaimer: Information on this page may change over the life of the project. Funding amounts referenced are as approved.