Water park idea floated at North Lakes with Moreton Bay Regional Council’s support

This community has everything. Well, nearly everything.

One of the fastest growing regions in Australia, North Lakes, seems to have it all. But, the residents still want one thing — a water park.

Hundreds of people, many of them young families, contacted the North Lakes Times to express their desire for a “splash pad” style facility, similar to the one at Deception Bay, or a larger pool with slides.

A lagoon, similar to Redcliffe or South Bank, was also suggested.

People in North Lakes would like something similar to the Redcliffe Lagoon.

Michelle Higgs said: “We have the North Lakes pool, but if you compare it to neighbouring suburbs, it is just sad.”

Sandy Piper said the North Lakes pool needed an upgrade.

“Something along the lines of Sandgate or Albany Creek pool. They have fabulous facilities, pools, slides, wet play areas, and a cafe,” she said.

Councillor Julie Greer (Div 4) said she would “love to see” a similar facility in the local area.

“(I) will continue to look at locations where this type of facility might also be suitable in the region,” she said.

 It is now just a matter of where it could go.

The vacant land between The Corso and Westfield North Lakes is the popular choice for a North Lakes water park.

The block of land in front of The Corso and opposite Westfield North Lakes is owned by council and has been suggested by residents as a possible site for a water park.

The land is owned by Moreton Bay Regional Council and was put out for an expression of interest to buy the land last year.

The council has not said what the plans are for the site.

Other suggestions include the Capestone estate at Mango Hill or an upgrade of the existing pool.

Others said North Lakes should be overlooked for further down Anzac Ave at the former Tulip Town site at Kallangur.

The wish list

 

Bigger/more swimming pools (50m pool)

Water slides

Splash pad

Tipping bucket

Wave pool

Man-made lagoon

Lake suitable for swimming

Lifeguards on duty

Toddler wading area

Barbecues

Grassed picnic areas

Playground

Cafe

Source: Quest News

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