Caravanning News is registered with the National Library of Australia's PANDORA archive


DLG Australia


Delays hamper construction

COVID sinks plan to open new splash
park in time for the festive season

Bunbury Foreshore park    Have your say

COVID has shattered Discovery Parks' plan to open a new splash park in time for the festive season at one of its Bunbury holiday parks in WA.

It is now anticipated to open the foreshore park next March following delays brought about by the epidemic.

Chief Operations Officer Matt Lang said that factors beyond the company's control meant the facility would not be opening in time for Christmas as hoped.

"We know the local community and tourists have really been looking forward to the splash park opening," he said.

"Unfortunately, we have encountered layers of delays over the past few months which have hampered construction ... from freight issues with components, to difficulty securing tradespeople.

"We are not alone in experiencing construction delays due to COVID."

Mr Lang said birds nesting in the area had also affected building.

"While the postponed opening is disappointing, we're really looking forward to welcoming the community to the splash park from March," he said.

The splash park is a partnership with the City of Bunbury and will be free for the local community to use.

Along with the splash park, Discovery Parks is also upgrading tourist accommodation with 26 new family tourist cabins, more than 70 new holiday sites at Lot 1881 Koombana Drive.

It said the $8.5 million development would further complement the "vibrant" Koombana precinct.


 No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted without
the prior written permission of Dennis Amor.

Copyright 2005 Dennis Amor
All Rights Reserved

Kui Parks advert

Caravan Council of Australia advert