Wakeboard and aqua park proposed for region

Wakeboarding. Photo supplied by Shutterstock.
Wakeboarding. Photo supplied by Shutterstock.

An action-packed wakeboard and aqua park has been proposed to the City of Busselton which would see a purpose-built cable-ski lake, boat lake and aqua park with an inflatable water playground.

The water sports facilities would be able to cater for all ages and experience levels and have facilities to  host state, national an international competitions.

Included in the development application is a water play area for toddlers, a clubhouse and onsite accommodation.

Developer Cameron Akers said he had been skiing for a long-time and was frustrated with the shrinking water-ski areas in WA which were becoming increasingly dangerous with increased boat ownership.

Mr Akers said the park could offer boat owners a chance to hire their own water time for two hours on a 750 metre by 100m man-made lake.

The lake would be suitable for both water-skiers and wakeboarders with a competition grade slalom course.

The cable lake would be able to accommodate up to 300 people per day and could be fitted with obstacles such as kickers and sliders for advanced wakeboarders.

“We are pretty excited to offer an alternative in what is predominately a food and beverage area, a lot of time and effort has gone into the design and floor of the lake,” he said.

The developers have given a lot of consideration into planning of the park which would be located off Wildwood Road in Anniebrook.

The development also proposes a two-storey clubhouse which would include a corporate function centre, restaurant, shop, kiosk, boat storage and other amenities, as well as, chalet style accommodation.

The application has been endorsed by the Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association which sent a letter of support to the city.

Association chief executive officer Claire Savage wrote that the proposed park would attract repeat interstate and international visitors to the region and would assist in growing the region’s “active and adventure profile.”