‘It’s been a great town to work in – the resources and businesses who have been so welcoming to us have made it easy,’ he said.
‘From Fairdinkum Concrete, who did an awesome job with our footings and civil works, to Coates Hire and Flexihire, Emerald Mitre Ten, Reece Plumbing, Boltmasters, Murray and Associates Surveying, The Emerald Inn and Walter Wright Cranes – we couldn’t have asked for better resources to help us get this job delivered to a high standard.
‘It’s not every regional town that has such a great network of quality people and we’re really grateful for their support.’
The Central Highlands Regional Council approved the installation of the slides in October 2015, supporting the project with a loan that will be repaid by lessees Bobtrac Swim School over 20 years.
Swimplex were awarded the tender for supply and construction.
Mr Booth thanked Dave Greaves and Tracy Spreadborough from Bobtrac for their tireless work and financial commitment to the project.
The total project cost will be approximately $790 000, which will be fully funded by the lessee through upfront and annual payments.
Mayor Cr Kerry Hayes said the project was a fantastic example of the private and public sectors working together to better the community.
‘These slides are going to be an exciting new asset for the Emerald community and we are really pleased we have been able to help Dave and Tracy’s vision come to life,’ he said.
‘I’d like to congratulate Swimplex, Bobtrac and all of the local contractors and suppliers who have worked on this project. You have proven once again that the Central Highlands is a great place to do business.’
The works include two enclosed slides from an 8-metre platform and one open slide from a 5-metre platform.
‘The three waterslides have been chosen to offer a wide range of experiences to make sure all ages can share in the fun,’ Mr Booth said.
‘We look forward to seeing everyone enjoy this great attraction.’
The slides should be completed by late November 2016.