<div> Sydney, Australia — NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has formally commenced construction of the $115 million Wet‘n’Wild Sydney which is being built by Village Roadshow Limited on a 25-hectare site at Prospect.
Wet’n’Wild Sydney is scheduled to open by summer 2013 with a world class array of thrilling slides and attractions for the entire family.
Mr O’Farrell also revealed the “first look” at Sydney’s new waterpark unveiling a number of world-first designs that will be features of the park.
“Wet‘n’Wild Sydney is a world-class attraction for our world-class city and will cement Sydney’s place on the global theme park map, as home to the best water park in the world,” he said.
“It’s a great project for our city and our state. Today it’s delivering jobs in building and construction, and next year jobs in the entertainment and leisure sector.,” Mr O’Farrell said.
“Wet‘n’Wild Sydney will get pulses racing for both the young, and the young at heart. We will deliver an incredible entertainment experience that the whole family will want to visit time and again,” Village Roadshow Theme Parks CEO Tim Fisher said.
“Wet’n’Wild is the only global water park brand and Wet’n’Wild Sydney is its flagship.
“Put simply Sydney is getting the best. We’ve got the industry’s best designers creating attractions many of which have never been seen in Australia before.
“By the end of next year, we’ll be ready to launch Sydney’s biggest and best ever summer when Wet’n’Wild Sydney is open for fun,” Mr Fisher said.
“At the heart of the action will be Australia’s best beach. Featuring a surfable wave, this amazing attraction will put the beach with-in reach for everybody,” Mr Fisher said.
Wet‘n’Wild Sydney will boast 42 slides and attractions including;
- Combination of a loop and mat racer: a World First;
- Double SkyCoaster; the World’s Tallest, and
- “Beach with no rips and no sharks!: the World’s Best.”
The project is also set to deliver significant economic* benefits:
- Attract around 900,000 visitors per year;
Create more than 300 equivalent full time jobs during its construction and operation;
Generate more than $500 million in economic activity for the local economy; and
Anchor a powerful clustering effect for associated tourism related employment and businesses.
Water conservation will be an essential part of the culture of Wet‘n’Wild Sydney with an integrated Water Management Plan to identify, evaluate and implement best-practice water conservation. This will include state-of-the-art water efficient design, filtration and recycling technology to maximise water re-use on site, including use of recycled water to meet 90% of the park’s toilet, landscaping and hard surface wash down
Wet‘n’Wild Sydney is being developed by Village Roadshow Limited, Australia’s largest ASX listed theme park and entertainment company.