Redcliffe will be the place to be this summer, with a massive new inflatable waterpark under construction and en route for the Peninsula.
Moreton Bay Regional Mayor Allan Sutherland said he was surprised to see the Gold Coast let the expert team at Aqua Splash go, but added Redcliffe is ready and raring to go.
“It was my wish last Christmas to have the inflatable waterpark operating on our foreshore however the state election and some regulatory roadblocks pushed that goalpost back, but good things come to those who wait,” he said.
“Doubly exciting are the employment opportunities that will come with this new tourism infrastructure, up to 40 lifesaving jobs are now up for grabs.
“This project is a key component of our Redcliffe Foreshore Master Plan and Activation Strategy, which reflects calls from residents, visitors and businesses for new opportunities along our beaches and seaside parks.
“Council’s resolve to creating new job and economic growth opportunities in Moreton Bay is unwavering and we’ll keep thinking outside the box to get even more exciting projects underway right across our amazing region.”
Division 6 Councillor Koliana Winchester said it would make Redcliffe a ‘must visit’ destination these holidays.
“For every southeast Queensland family who has memories of holidaying on the Peninsula, this is an excuse to relive some nostalgia and make brand new memories with the kids,” she said.
“I can’t wait to see this impressive piece of aquatic infrastructure floating off our foreshore, which will create new opportunities for other businesses in the area.
“I will be asking our strategic planning team to restructure our Foreshore Food Truck Trial to leverage of this new attraction and generate a new sense of vibrancy that will be felt right around town.
“Overwhelmingly locals, businesses and visitors have told us that they want an inflatable water park in Redcliffe, so I think Aqua Splash tickets will be the hottest stocking fillers this Christmas.”
Aqua Splash CEO Matthew Devine said it was great value family fun, with tickets starting at $15.
“We’re on track to be open just in time for school break-up parties and Christmas celebrations,” he said.
“So our recruitment drive starts now and we’re hoping all our new recruits are locals, if you have lifesaving experience and want to make some good money over the Christmas break, get in touch.
“I’m looking forward to working with existing Redcliffe businesses to create new local opportunities, particularly food options for kids fatigued from hours of aquatic play.”
For more information or to download a copy of the new Redcliffe Foreshore Master Plan and Activation Strategy visit the Council website.