Charters Towers Water Park

Project overview

Stage 1 of the Charters Towers Water Park incorporates earthworks, water play park and shade sail, picnic shelter/BBQ, amenities block, services, pathways, lighting, and landscaping.

Location

The water park will be constructed on Council land in Water Street.

Investment

The project is funded through both the State Government's Works for Queensland Program and the Australian Government's Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program ($4,298,153 fully funded), with ongoing maintenance to be funded through Council operations.

Contact Details

For further information about the project please phone Council on (07) 4761 5300 or mail@charterstowers.qld.gov.au

 

Project Sponsor

  • Cr Kate Hastie & Cr Graham Lohmann

    Sport & Recreation Portfolio
    Community Facilities Portfolio

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Timeline

50% Preliminary documentation 20 November 2020

Issue for Tender (IFT) documentation 18 December 2020

Tender 15 January 2021 to 15 February 2021

Tender evaluation and award March 2021

Taylor Builders Pty Ltd appointed as constructor March 2021

Construction commences May 2021

Construction complete and Water Park commissioned October 2021

FAQ's

  • Entry to the Charters Towers Water Park is free

  • Council will operate the Water Park with initial hours of opening to be determined.

  • Due to the Water Park being constructed as a 'zero-depth splash pad', there is no requirement for an onsite lifeguard to be present.

  • No - The Charters Towers Water Park does not use heated water.

  • Yes. You are more than welcome to wear a wetsuit on the water park to stay warm.

  • Council requires all children under the age of 14 using the Water Park to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

  • No - all seating in the vicinity of the Charters Towers Water Park is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • No structures using ropes (guy or stays) or penetrating the ground (stakes/pegs) are permitted within the Precinct.

  • Flood mapping has been reviewed and the area where the water park structure is, is not anticipated to flood.  All electrical equipment within the building will be raised above ground level to minimise chance of damage due to rising water.

Community Consultation

The Water Park was identified in the Mosman Creek  Corridor and Towers Hill Walking Track Master Plans commissioned in 2013, and the Community Plan 2011-2035.

The Water Park has been identified as one of ten priority projects by Council for 2020-2024. 

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