Pirates find treasure at former The Great Escape site at Hillarys Boat Harbour

Artist impressions of the proposed development for the former The Great Escape site at Hillarys Boat Harbour.
Artist impressions of the proposed development for the former The Great Escape site at Hillarys Boat Harbour.

PIRATES could be taking over the former The Great Escape site at Hillarys Boat Harbour.

The $5 million development would feature two 18-hole pirate-themed adventure golf courses and a FlowRider Double surf machine set in a themed and animated tropical landscape including a pirate ship, lagoons and erupting volcano.

The development, from Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf, is with the WA Planning Commission for approval but Wyllie Group said it had already received support in principle from the Department of Transport and the City of Joondalup.

Once approved, construction works would start later this year and be done in three stages to ensure the facility opened for the 2019 summer holidays.

Pirate’s Cove directors said this should mean the golf courses would open in March, the café in April and the surf machine in October.

Wyllie Group chief operating officer Todd Morcombe said the development would add an “exciting year-round entertainment attraction” to Hillarys Boat Harbour.

The Great Escape has been closed since June 2016 while Wyllie Group sought a new tenant.

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