Children playing at BHP Billiton Water Park at sunset.
Category
News
Date
21 December 2016

BHP Billiton Water Park reopens

  • Elizabeth Quay

The BHP Billiton Water Park at Elizabeth Quay has reopened. 

Minister for Planning Donna Faragher said that a full review of the construction and operation of the water park had been undertaken and the park was now well placed to cater for the high levels of demand expected.

In addition to the upgrades, the water park will be closed for one day each week which will allow for regular, routine maintenance to be undertaken.

Health Minister John Day said the Department of Health had closely examined the upgrades and revamped water recycling system before giving the park its tick of approval.

“The park’s Permit to Operate was signed off by the health regulator after a fastidious assessment process, which included achieving continuously clear water-quality test results and a hazard management plan,” he said.

These types of aquatic facilities can be impacted by usage and environmental factors but people can be confident the work undertaken by both agencies to upgrade the system and implement new operating protocols ensures the safest possible experience for all users.

Visitors will also notice, Pinjah, a new mosaic at the base of the water feature that represents the Dreaming story of the creation of the Milky Way, signalling the final instalment of the $4million Elizabeth Quay public-art program. 

The BHP Billiton Water Park Christmas opening hours schedule is available for download.