The Tewantin foreshore water spray park closes for the second time due to safety concerns.
The Tewantin foreshore water spray park closes for the second time due to safety concerns. Contributed

Safety sprayed

TEWANTIN'S foreshore water spray park has closed down for a second time to address safety concerns at the former wading-pool site.

The Sunshine Coast council has scheduled upgrade works until June 27 because "maintaining the highest possible safety standards is a top priority".

Division 12 councillor Tony Wellington said the spray park's wet surface areas would be resurfaced with a new polymer product called Polysoft, which would provide a more forgiving, slip-resistant surface for park users.

Repairs will also be made to the existing shade structure and site drainage works.

Cr Wellington said the resurfacing works would greatly improve the facility for families.

"Since the spray park opened, a range of safety issues have been raised by the community. Council is seeking to address those concerns," he said.

"Closing the park during the winter months to perform the works will minimise the impact on users. The Polysoft product being used to resurface the spray park is made from brightly coloured polymer beads.

This same product is currently in use at places like Dreamworld." Cr Wellington said signage would be erected to keep the public informed about the works in progress.


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