27/01/2015 - 10:06

BHP to spend $10m on Elizabeth Quay water park

27/01/2015 - 10:06

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Mining giant BHP Billiton has committed $10 million to the development of an interactive water park at Elizabeth Quay.

An artist's impression of the BHP Billiton Water Park at Elizabeth Quay.

Mining giant BHP Billiton has committed $10 million to the development of an interactive water park at Elizabeth Quay.

The park, which will be located on the corner of William Street and Geoffrey Bolton Avenue, will include a water feature with choreographed water jets, lighting and sound, and can be drained to create public event space for up to 800 people.

Premier Colin Barnett welcomed the company’s contribution to the BHP Billiton Water Park.

“The park will be more than a water feature; it will be an entry point to Elizabeth Quay, offering visitors a range of family-friendly dining options and event spaces,” Mr Barnett said.

Meanwhile, Planning Minister John Day said the quay would be a flexible space with capacity to host events for up to 15,000 people at once, and has called for acts, events and performers to entertain visitors to the precinct.

“In its entirety, Elizabeth Quay will accommodate thousands of people for a variety of large events,” Mr Day said.

“There will also be smaller spaces such as the water park and The Landing, which has been designed to encourage interaction with the Swan River and will double as an area for lunchtime sports, pop-up vendors and concerts for 7,000 people.” 

Elizabeth Quay is expected to be open to the public in Spring 2015.

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