$60m water park for Aussie World

Artist's impression of new water park for Aussie World. Newsreel
An artist's impression of the planned water park at Aussie World. | Photo: Sunshine Coast Council development application.

A $60 million water park is part of expansion plans for Aussie World on the Sunshine Coast, north of Brisbane.

A development application with Sunshine Coast Council shows Aussie World wants to add the water park to its 22.68ha site on the western side of the Bruce Highway at Palmview.

The new attraction would feature 16 waterslides as well as waterplay and function areas.

It would be supported by an extended two-level carpark to accommodate up to 1800 visitors a day.

The development application states “the water park will diversify the region’s entertainment offerings, attracting a broader range of visitors”.

It is estimated the new attraction would help generate $32.5 million to $39 million in work to vendors, suppliers and tradespeople.

A separate development application has been lodged for a First Nations experience called Timevale.

The application states the new centre would replace four existing commercial tenancies in the retail village and “provide a learning experience about the First Nations people of Australia, with a specific focus on the Sunshine Coast region”.

The full development application can be viewed on the Sunshine Coast Council website.