Elizabeth Quay Water Park Improvements To Be Made

Elizabeth Quay Water Park Improvements To Be Made

Western Australia Minister for Planning John Day

Quay Entertains As Water Park Works Start

Victor P Taffa

  • Plan developed for water park improvement works
  • Artwork installation starts for BHP Billiton Water Park
  • Thousands attracted to the quay for successful events program

Works will begin next week on a program to improve the BHP Billiton Water Park at Elizabeth Quay and install a new mosaic artwork.

Planning and Culture and the Arts Minister John Day said the works had been designed to improve performance of the water park’s filtration system and respond to the popularity of the water park.

Mr. Day said installation of a new mosaic artwork inspired by the night sky, the six Noongar seasons and Perth’s prominent water bodies would see hundreds of hand painted tiles laid in an intricate pattern on the surface of the water park.

 

“The State Government has invested $4 Million on delivering engaging public art throughout Elizabeth Quay and this mosaic artwork by Aboriginal artist Sandra Hill and Jenny Dawson is the final piece to be installed.” Mr. Day said.

The Minister said the artwork was commissioned in 2015 and installation had been programmed to start following the opening festival season.

“The closure of the water park has been disappointing; however a full investigation of the system has been undertaken and identified opportunities to increase filtration, install ultraviolet equipment and modify operating procedures.” Mr. Day said.

“While the works remain subject to Department of Health approval, we hope to complete them over the next few months in conjunction with the artwork installation.”

Mr. Day said visitor numbers remained high with an estimated 15,000 people visiting the quay last weekend for the World’s Biggest Playgroup Day and Diner en Blanc events.

“It is very exciting to see Elizabeth Quay redefine itself in different ways to attract a wide range of people including city workers, families with young children and tourists.” Mr. Day said.

“Easter is the final weekend of the popular Embargo Bar which will vacate next week to make way for the Night Noodle Markets and the ultimate LEGO exhibition, the Brickman Experience.”

Other attractions at the quay include a new ferry service to Claisebrook Cove, Venetian gondola rides, sporting events and the soon to be opened restaurants, bars and cafes.