- Council: Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council
- Fund: Remote Communities Infrastructure Fund
- Category: Cultural, Sports and Recreational Infrastructure
- Round: 1
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.
- Improved safety.
Disclaimer: Information on this page may change over the life of the project. Funding amounts referenced are as approved.