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The theme park apprasal is looking good and looking towards a positve outcome. A billboard has just been put up on the area, sharkshow. So yer its looken good so far
 

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Water world plan unveiled


Cash splash: The first design plans for the $25 million Adventure Mountain Theme Park, proposed for a site on the Captain Cook Highway near Smithfield.


CAIRNS businessman Paul Freebody has released the first design plans for his $25 million water park.

The Adventure Mountain Theme Park, to be built on a 7ha site on the Captain Cook Highway near Smithfield, will be home to rides including the high-speed Tantrum Tornado, Action River with a wave machine, tunnel ride Mammoth River and a children’s interactive water play structure. There will also be a restaurant and mini-golf courses.

The park is yet to receive approval from Cairns Regional Council and other authorities.

Mr Freebody will travel to Las Vegas at the end of this month with his wife Kim to attend the World Water Park Association Trade Show and meet key consultants to look at new innovations.

"We have to keep moving forward in gathering all the relative studies, reports and information to submit the best possible application to council," he said.

"We wish to have the world’s best and safest rides in our park and the fair will present these opportunities to us."

Alan Griffith, a specialist in water park design who has worked on Wet ’N Wild and other Gold Coast theme parks, heads the design team.

Tourism Minister Desley Boyle supported the idea.

"We need new, enjoyable experiences and this represents family fun for locals as well as tourists," Ms Boyle said.

"In these tough economic times, the very best thing is to do the groundwork now to revitalise our destination so that it’s up and ready.’’
 

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Courtesy of Parkz.com.au

Cairns water park seeks approval


Adventure Waters submits its plans to the local council for development


A birdseye view of Adventure Waters

Australia’s water park boom looks set to continue with plans recently being submitted to Cairns regional council for Adventure Waters, a new $30 Million water park.
The project, brainchild of Cairns businessman Paul Freebody, was originally revealed as ‘Adventure Mountain’ in October last year, since then the name has been changed to Adventure Waters better reflect its water park nature.

Like many of the recent large water park projects in Australia, industry leader ProSlide Technology will be delivering the bulk of the attractions.

On opening day guests can expect to see a solid line-up, including:

-A five person ‘Mammoth River’ slide.

-A six lane ‘Octopus Racer’, where guests race individually through an enclosed helix, before emerging into a parallel race to the finish line.

-Four ‘PIPEline’ inner tube slides.

-A ‘Tornado 45’, a slightly more compact version of the attraction seen at the Gold Coast water parks.

-A centralised Lazy River, with features such as a wave generator, lagoon with spas, as well as a number of thematic elements the river will pass through, including a temple, fortress with water cannons, and cave.

-Two children’s areas; a shaded pool with themed water play elements, as well as Whitewater West water play structure, featuring the obligatory giant tipping bucket.

-A Flowrider surfing attraction.

The future is equally exciting, with a $7 Million stage 2 set of attractions pencilled in, including a couple of the newest attraction concepts out there.

-An Australian first ‘BowlingALLEY’ slide, which sends guests down two tight ‘toilet bowl’ elements in sucession.

-A ‘TantrumALLEY’, essentially two interconnected ‘mini tornadoes’ guests are washed through in the dark.

-A pair of open ‘Plummet’ slides, as well as a high speed enclosed ‘Turbo Tunnel’.


A birdseye view of Adventure Waters' planned design by: Adventure WatersProvisions have also been made for a ‘Mammoth Plunge’ style slide to be built at some point.

Adventure Waters will charge around $39 for Adults and $27 for Children, and expects to draw around 250,000 visits per year, with the local market accounting for over 20% of those visits. They expect to create around 200 jobs, and nearly $12 million is expected to be generated each year from admission, food and beverage, and retail.

*If you cant see the pics here's the link: http://www.parkz.com.au/article/2009/04/15/223-Cairns-water-park-seeks-approval.html
 

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:applause: Looks awesome, And here I iam jealous of Sugar World.
Having read what's install, i was actually suprised at the plans...This should definitely complement the other 2 Parks (Tjapukai & Cableski Waterpark)
 

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Next planning meet is the 12th August. We will be able to see if it is on the agenda of the meeting on Friday 8th August.
Submissions are open until 10 August, and the soonest this item can be on the agenda is 23 September. Many of the submissions already filed concern the location of this proposal on an area that routinely goes under water by a couple meters. This land is all Barron River delta land. Many councillors have objected already to opening up this area for development, fearing damage compensation claims down the road.
 

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So what happens to SugarWorld? When I bring my family up to CNS one of the 'must do's' is SugarWorld.... I wouldn't think CNS could sustain two if these theme parks.....
 

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Im pretty sure that sugarworld will still be there, but the only thing is that people wont go there as much. I think that this new theme park will be visited by alot of locals as well as tourists. Sugarworld may not be as busy as it used to be but it will still run. Its something for the people who ive south of cairns
 

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Sugarworld will still be busy I think, after all it will be a lot cheaper.
Absolutely right. The "family" price for Sugarworld is $38 all in. The price at Wet and Wild on the Gold Coast, for the family of four, would be $165. This isn't the Cairns market, that's for damn sure.
 

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Is there any news yet on whats happening with the water park? I hope the plans havent "slipped away". Alot of people are now talking about the park, so its certainly has generated interest within the Cairns community.
 

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Is there any news yet on whats happening with the water park? I hope the plans havent "slipped away". Alot of people are now talking about the park, so its certainly has generated interest within the Cairns community.
The public comment period just closed this past Monday. Word is that there are serious issues with the site - it's clearly in the Barron River floodplain and WILL flood yearly. Another development (housing) near Freshwater, similarly situated in the flood plain, was given a rejection letter by the state for just this same reason.

One of the submissions I think was from the owners of Skyrail who apparently offered a much more reasonable site adjacent to the Skyrail station precinct. The waterpark developer is not known as a "team player" and apparently isn't up to a co-developer. This is a pretty good project although probably pretty high risk, so with a rejection at Dillon Road looking very likely, perhaps the next go-around will see the project get up.
 

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25/08/09


Jobs flow if $35m plan holds water













UP to 300 construction jobs could be created in Cairns next year for a $35 million water park featuring slides and attractions to rival the best in Australia.

Adventure Waters park spokesman Paul Freebody said plans for the 7ha Smithfield park will go to the Cairns Regional Council on September 23 for approval.

Pictures: Cairns waterslide theme park

He said the board of directors had world-class experts, including former Wet n' Wild water park CEO Steve Peet.

"We're keeping our fingers crossed and hoping the council gives us the thumbs up," Mr Freebody said.

He said construction could start in March or April before the site opens in 2011, with about 250,000 people expected to flock to the park in its first year.

Public submissions to the application, located at the former site of Vic Hislop’s Shark Show, have closed.

"We received two objections - they were mainly based on the fact we're next to some farming area around the site but that won't be impacted by the site," Mr Freebody said.

"We have every government approval, we only now have to go through the council.

"We've picked the eyes out of the best rides in the world to set an exciting feel."

Mr Freebody said the site would have 200 staff, with 58 being full-time and others being casual or permanent
part-time.

A second stage for $7.5 million would be built 18-24 months later, followed by a third and fourth stage.

The first Adventure Waters board meeting was held yesterday.

Admission to the park would be $39 for adults and $28 for children.
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*Images courtesy of www.cairns.com.au
 

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^^It's in the Barron River Delta flood zone. Obviously when it rains in Cairns it's pretty persitant so a slight problem with flooding lol.
 
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