Let fun begin, say owners

Outback Splash general manager Phil Dixon and company co-director Paul Woodcock with the shipment of parts for the fun park. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d405719
Outback Splash general manager Phil Dixon and company co-director Paul Woodcock with the shipment of parts for the fun park. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d405719

Eleven 40-foot sea containers with the park’s Aztec themed, decorative features inside, such as parrots, sombreros and surfboards, recently arrived from India before being trucked to Bullsbrook on Thursday.

Sections of the high-speed water slides, which later need to be assembled, were also part of the shipment.

Once completed, Outback Splash will include a three-storey high waterslide, with two tube slides, two flume slides, toddlers’ slides, a 1000-litre tipping bucket, and a range of water cannons and interactive play features.

Fun park general manager Phil Dixon said he was excited to have the custom-made equipment arrive on time.

He said he picked a design template for the water park but put his own stamp on it with the addition of the Mexican theme.

‘It is all just sinking in and becoming very real now,’ he said. ‘The land has been cleared, so we will just need to lay the pad then start constructing the slides.

‘We are aiming to be opening by Christmas.’

Company co-director Paul Woodcock said it was a long process to obtain the necessary approvals.

‘It is a very time consuming process and our park is quite unique, so it didn’t always fit into the guidelines and we had to keep working around those little hurdles,’ he said. ‘But it is all coming along now.’

The water park is the first stage of a 10-year, $70 million plan to expand the attractions at The Maze.

Outback Splash would be owned by private company Funday Investments.

The Maze, which has been operating since 1981, already attracts more than 90,000 visitors each year and the water park is expected to attract many more tourists to the region.