An inspection has confirmed the water park at the Greg Cruickshank Aquatic Centre in Moranbah cannot be re-opened this summer.
However, Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker said Council is determined to provide a water feature there for young families in future.
“A close inspection this week confirms deterioration of the water park – particularly the ‘soft-fall’ material covering the base – during the enforced Covid closure makes re-opening impossible this summer,” Mayor Baker said.
“This is very disappointing.
“The future of the water park was discussed at this week’s Council meeting and we were hoping ways could be found to re-open for the coming school holidays. Unfortunately, that is not possible.
“Community consultation will commence soon to consider alternatives to the existing water park, for example, a wading pool and/or wet area with sprays.
“Following this week’s inspection by Moranbah-based Councillors and senior Council staff, we will very quickly develop plans to commence consultation.
“Now, we will look at ideas for what can replace the water park, particularly considering the needs of younger children for whom the 50-metre and 25-metre pools are not an option.”
Mayor Baker said details of the community consultation process will be developed and published in the next few weeks.