Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Mackay Aqua Park opens in time for Christmas

Media Release

DC436/2017

15 December 2017

Joint release with:

George Christensen

Federal Member for Dawson

  • New inflatable Aqua Park opens in Mackay today
  • Park will provide a safe, affordable and fun activity for residents and tourists
  • The Coalition Government fully funded the $150,000 project

Thrill-seekers and water lovers gathered in Mackay today to celebrate the opening of the new Aqua Park just in time for summer.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the giant inflatable water park will add to an enjoyable summer break for the local community, while promoting sport and recreation.

“We all enjoy spending time in the water and this new Aqua Park is a fabulous opportunity for everyone to jump, slide and race around on giant inflatable obstacles in a safe environment,” Mr Chester said.

“Obstacles include giant slides, pontoons, trampolines and climbing walls—all filled with air and floating on water—waiting for tourists and residents this holiday season.”

Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen, said the Aqua Park is one of North Queensland's largest inflatable water parks, and will be a premier attraction for the Mackay region.

“This is not only a great tourist attraction for Mackay; it also provides as many as 40 ongoing casual jobs for young people,” Mr Christensen said.

“The operators of this great tourism venture were having trouble keeping the park afloat, and I was happy to advocate for assistance to see it continue because of the valuable support provided to young people who may otherwise struggle to find meaningful employment.

“The Aqua Park can cater for up to 150 people per session and with bookings available for youth focused community organisations and club groups to host fundraising events,” Mr Christensen said.

The Coalition Government fully funded the $150,000 project.