New Water Park set to cool off Gracemere community by Summer

Published on 21 June 2017

Sod Turning Event

Gracemere families are set to beat the heat this summer with works starting on a brand new water park at Cedric Archer Park.

Mayor Margaret Strelow has today joined Deputy Premier Jackie Trad and Minister Bill Byrne for the official sod turning of the $1.3 million project with Mayor Strelow thanking the State Government for their support.

“This shovel-ready project has been funded through the first round of the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program and is set to open in November this year,” Mayor Strelow said.

“The Waterpark by Beau Corp Aquatics and Constructions is set to have all the bells and whistles and will come complete with designated zones for toddlers, children and youth featuring spray tunnels, mega soakers, tipping buckets and an amenities block.

“Importantly, it’s also creating economic benefits with 26 jobs supported and 19 jobs created through this project which is fantastic news for the local economy,” Mayor Strelow said.

Rockhampton Regional Council’s Parks and Recreation Committee Chair Councillor Cherie Rutherford said the Waterpark will cap off a three phase transformation of the local park.

“Cedric Archer Park has come a long way since works began in 2015 to create a space for families and their kids, so we are very excited to be progressing to the next stage thanks to the State Government’s funding package,” Cr Rutherford said.

“With the completion of the new playground, skate park and amenities block last year, the addition of the Water Play Area will make it one of the Region’s best go-to parks for families.”