BHP Billiton Water Park reopens following upgrade and improvement works
Thousands expected to enjoy the feature during summer
Final piece of the $4 million Elizabeth Quay art program complete
The BHP Billiton Water Park at Elizabeth Quay has reopened.
Planning Minister Donna Faragher said that a full review of the construction and operation of the water park had been undertaken and the park was now well placed to cater for the expected levels of high demand.
"In addition to the upgrades, the water park will be closed for one day each week for regular routine maintenance," Mrs Faragher said.
Health Minister John Day said the Department of Health had closely examined the upgrades and revamped water recycling system before giving the park its tick of approval.
"The park's permit to operate was signed off by the health regulator after a fastidious assessment process, which included achieving continuously clear water-quality test results and a hazard management plan," Mr Day said.
"These types of aquatic facilities can be impacted by usage and environmental factors but people can be confident the work undertaken by both agencies to upgrade the system and implement new operating protocols, ensures the safest possible experience for all users."
Visitors will also notice Pinjah, a new mosaic at the base of the water feature that represents the Dreaming story of the creation of the Milky Way, signalling the final instalment of the $4 million Elizabeth Quay public art program.
BHP Billiton Water Park will operate from 10am-6pm daily, except Tuesdays when it will be closed
Upgrades include the number and type of filters used, the installation of ultraviolet equipment and the addition of an extra pump
Pinjah is a collaboration between indigenous visual artist, Sandra Hill and ceramic artist, Jenny Dawson
Planning Minister's office - 6552 5300
Health Minister's office - 6552 6200