Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; Heritage

    New $3.2 million water playground makes a splash in Kununurra

    18/10/2022 10:45 AM
    • $3.2 million water playground funded under WA Recovery Plan
    • Playground features life-size saltwater crocodile figure, water slides for all ages
    • Stage 2 of Leisure Centre Redevelopment receives $6 million State Government funding

    The McGowan Government has made a supersized splash in Kununurra with a new $3.2 million water playground.


    Opening just in time for the upcoming Kimberley wet season, the playground is sure to be a hit with locals and tourists alike.


    The 500 square metre space features play zones for different age groups from toddlers to teenagers, waterslides for all ages, water cannon, tipping buckets, a splash pad and a water spray area.


    The water playground was fully funded by the State Government through the WA Recovery Plan. It is the first stage of the Kununurra Leisure Centre Redevelopment.


    The State Government has also funded $6 million as a 2021 election commitment for stage two - the development of a new 50-metre pool.


    The playground's design and construction were led by WA-based company Water Features by Design.


    Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman:


    "Encouraging more families to get outside and get active is a key priority for the McGowan Government.


    "Water play spaces offer unlimited possibilities to help children of all ages develop motor and social skills, encouraging creativity and imagination.


    "The new $3.2 million water playground will be a wonderful asset to the Kununurra community, and I'm sure it will help everyone keep their cool this wet season.


    "The life-size model crocodile will keep watch on users - making it the only play area in Kununurra where a saltie is welcome!"


    Comments attributed to Kimberley MLA Divina D'Anna:


    "The new splash park will be an inclusive and much needed recreational hub for the community, especially with our hot climate.


    "It will be free to use and will no doubt become a much loved and well used local facility, not only for the Kununurra community but for the region."


    Minister's office - 6552 5400