Waterslides arrive at 42nd Battalion Memorial Pool

Published on 25 October 2017


One of Rockhampton’s headline Works for Queensland Projects will slide its way into Rockhampton today with five massive containers arriving at the 42nd Battalion Memorial Pool.

Inside are the pieces of the three brand new 10-metre high waterslides which are set to open next month with Mayor Margaret Strelow labelling it an early Christmas present for the community.

“The slides will be an excellent addition to the northside pool and I really have to commend the Queensland Government for committing $1.3 million as part of the first round of Works for Queensland to deliver this exciting community infrastructure.

“This project is one of many lifestyle improvements being made across the region as a result of the State’s funding support and next month is going to be a good month for Rockhampton as these facilities come online.

“We are also very pleased to keep the entry price at a low $2 over the summer, up until 28 February 2018,” Mayor Strelow said.

Member for Rockhampton Bill Byrne said the State Government’s contribution helped bring the complex back to its former glory.

“We announced funding for the Works for Queensland program earlier this year and earmarked projects that would really add to the community’s social and sporting pursuits,” Mr Byrne said.

“This complex is perfectly located with close proximity to schools and community infrastructure, so it’s the kind of support we want to give back to the community to help provide fun and contemporary facilities for people to enjoy every day.”

Committee Chair for Parks and Recreation Councillor Cherie Rutherford said the slides will offer an adventurous element for teenagers and the young at heart.

“We particularly wanted to address the needs of our teenagers and young adults by offering a more thrill-seeking option in our recreational parks.

“The previous slides were extremely popular, but over time wear and tear took hold, so we were absolutely thrilled to be bringing them back, to not only give the young kids but also the older kids a place to really enjoy themselves with their friends,” Cr Rutherford said.