CONSTRUCTION has started on the Mossman Splash Park with excavation work now underway.
Douglas Shire Councillors met at the Mossman Pool and Caravan Park to mark the start of construction.
Douglas Shire Council also released the artist’s impression of the splash park which is expected to be open to the public by August 2023.
Council contractors started digging at the grass area before installing underground pipes to get the site ready for splash park materials.
The project is joint funded by Council and the Queensland Government which has offered Council $1.5 million to build splash parks in Mossman and Port Douglas.
Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr said the splash park would draw more local families to the Mossman Pool.
“The splash park will be a fantastic addition to the Mossman Pool precinct which is already a really popular venue,” he said.
“Parents will love watching their kids splash around from nearby shady picnic tables and BBQs areas.
“We have more than 1500 pre-schoolers and primary school students in Douglas Shire, many who live on farms, in Mossman and in our rural beachside neighbourhoods.”
“I would like to thank the State Government for providing funding to build this splash park which will be suited to our relaxed tropical lifestyle.”
A report on the community engagement for the Port Douglas Aquatic Precinct project will be tabled at a future Ordinary Council Meeting.
Learn more on the Mossman Splash Park project page.