'Water Features by Design' selected to design and construct the 3.2 million Kununurra Water Playground

Published on Thursday, 29 April 2021 at 3:00:00 PM

At the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 27 April 2021, Council accepted the tender submission from ‘Water Features by Design’ (WFBD) to design and construct the new Kununurra Water Playground. The Shire received $3.2 million in funding from the WA Recovery Plan initiative to develop a Water Playground in Kununurra, situated adjacent to the Kununurra Leisure Centre. Expression of Interest to design and construct the Water Playground was advertised at the end of 2020, with six applicants applying, three of which were shortlisted by Council at the February 2021 Ordinary Council Meeting.
Shire President, David Menzel, said the project has been a long process, but it has been well worth the wait.
“This project has been in the works for a few years now, and I am very pleased to see that it is coming to its design and construction phase,” said Cr Menzel,
“The establishment of this Water Playground will play a significant role in enhancing our community and all the great things it offers. It will act as a tourism feature for our town and increase liveability for a region. It has been well worth the wait.
I would like to thank the State Government for their very generous contribution to this project. As well as the Council and Shire staff for their hard work in ensuring this project comes to fruition.”
Shire CEO, Vernon Lawrence, said the Water playground will positively impact the community and is looking forward to working with WFBD to design and construct the new infrastructure.
“This Water Playground will have a positive impact on the well-being and lifestyle of community members,” said Mr Lawrence,
“It will provide a sustainable public space that will serve the current and future needs of the community. We are very much looking forward to working with Water Features By Design to deliver this key public infrastructure for our community.”
Director for WBFD, Tony Jones, said they are looking forward to working with the community on this project.
“We are excited to create the project we have designed," said Mr Jones
"We are very much looking forward to working with contractors within the community to bring this Water Playground to life."
The Water Playground is part of the first stage of the Kununurra Leisure Centre redevelopment plans. The second stage is the redevelopment of a new 50m pool. To view the Business case plans for the Kununurra Leisure Centre, visit https://www.swek.wa.gov.au/community/facilities-and-recreation.aspx.

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