North West Sydney
Wet n Wild n West themed water park for Prospect Western Sydney
Wet N Wild Sydney artist impression
The theme park is expected to atttract up to 1 million vistors per year, and employ over 300full time local people. About 1.2 million residents live within a 20-kilometre radius of the site, and 3.3 million people live within a 40-kilometre radius.
Village Roadshow expects to immediately begin preparations to lodge a Major Project Application with the Department of Planning, who would assess the proposed development on its merits under Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
If approved, Village Roadshow expects construction to start next year, and for the theme park to open in time for the summer of 2013.
Announcing the development, Village Roadshow Chairman, Robert Kirby, said: “We are very excited about the opportunity to bring our highly successful water theme park concept to Sydney, this is a huge step forward for one of our foundation businesses and to develop Wet ‘n’ Wild Sydney.”
Village Roadshow say the new park will employ state-of-the-art water efficient design, filtration and recycling technology to maximise water re-use on site. Part of the development cost includes a contribution of $5.2 million by Village Roadshow towards funding improvements to the surrounding road network by the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority so that enhanced traffic infrastructure will be completed prior to the park opening.
Local heritage groups have expressed concerns that the development will destroy the region's historically significant rural landscape.
Blacktown Council say the development will generate enormous recreational, employment and economic benefits for the people and City of Blacktown, while providing visitors and tourists with one of the most exciting theme parks in Australia.
The development is also consistent with Blacktown City Councils strategic vision for its people and City, establishing itself as a great place to live, work and play.
Blacktown Council said “We look forward to seeing the plans and working closely with the State Government, Village Roadshow and all involved to bring this exciting theme park to life.”
The location for Wet ‘n’ Wild Sydney is Reservoir Road, Prospect, close to the M4 and M7 motorways. Check out the location here: http://maps.google.com.au/maps?client=sa...
To learn more check out the website http://wetnwildsydney.com.au/