New water playspace spills into Dayboro
Published 09 December 2021
One of Moreton Bay’s most popular daytrip locations is set to score its own aqua pad complete with tipping bucket, creating a new ‘bucket-list’ item for visiting and local families.
Moreton Bay Regional Council has awarded a tender for the design and construction of a zero-depth splash pad at Dayboro’s public pool.
Mayor Peter Flannery said the $300,000 investment would deliver a whole new safe and accessible, family-friendly attraction by late-2022 for the bustling hinterland destination.
“With COVID restrictions on travel easing and our region playing a key role in the 2032 Olympic and Paralympics Games, we want Moreton Bay to become the most accessible tourism destination in the south-east,” Mayor Flannery said.
“As the midway point on Moreton Bay’s popular hinterland drive, Dayboro already has so much to offer with a smorgasbord of local cafes, restaurants and shops.
“Tourism was already a $1 billion industry for our community before COVID hit, and this new offering will bring even more tourism dollars for Dayboro, with families able to cool-off of on the splash pad during those summer months.
“It adds to things across our region that are making Moreton Bay a tourism destination for all abilities like the wheelchair-accessible beaches and the sensory exhibition at the Caboolture HUB Michelle Vine: Soft Touch.”
Division 11 Councillor Darren Grimwade said the splash pad would be built by Playscape Creations, a Queensland company with a track record of delivering well-built attractions like The Mill water park at Petrie and all-abilities playground at Arana Hills.
“This is something my community has been calling for, and I’m proud that we’ve been able to deliver for them,” Cr Grimwade said.
“The population of young people in Dayboro is actually well above the rest of Queensland, meaning a facility like this well be well-utilised not just by families visiting but also the hundreds of local families who call it home.
The new splash pad replaces the old toddler pool built in the 1960s, which no longer meets current safety standards.
“It’s just one of a number of investments for the local community as part of our record $743 million budget like the development of a new civic space at Dayboro District Park with play equipment, event facilities, picnic settings and new amenities to entertain everyone no matter their age.”
For more information on the Dayboro pool head to: https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/Services/Sport-Recreation/Pools/Dayboro
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