Campaign begins to save Wyangala's water slides

Wyangala Waters State Park is advertising for expressions of interest for the removal of its waterslides and clearance of the site.

The possible fate of the waterslides has angered supporters and longtime users of the facility, with moves afoot to save the slides.

Campaigners have taken to social media and have a Facebook page that already has dozens of fans.

Letter writers have expressed their disappointment with the decision to the Cowra Guardian.

“The water slides have for many years attracted people to the park and have been enjoyed by young and old, and have been an important and major draw card for tourism to the Cowra area", wrote one letter writer Nicole Vanderhel.

“ I, like many others, have enjoyed these water slides for many years, until recent times when they were closed..."

Other comments from the Cowra Guardian Facebook page include:

"We need more things around here not less - no cinema, no water slides - what a shame"

"What a shame next minute they will stop swimming in the dam!! I say leave them there we've had many family outings up there and loads of fun on them"

"The park needs to re-vamp the slides, it was a major attraction for the dam! It's a shame that they want to take them away... The money that could be made off the slides could provide a lot more to the park as well as revenue to the wyangla community."

" Sad they keep kids occupied and out of trouble!"

 Another letter writer and site holder Jordan Cheney has taken his views to the Member for Burrinjuck, Katrina Hodgkinson regarding the matter.

“To suggest that these water slides be removed concerns me greatly for a number of different reasons, and I would hope that in your capacity you would be prepared to investigate this and hopefully save an important tourist attraction and public leisure activity,” Mr Cheney wrote.

“I understand that the slides are currently in a state of disrepair, and that there will be an expense for repair to have them operating again, but surely it would be financially better than removing them completely, and lose this attraction for ever.”

Campaigners believe that with the current Trust to be replaced, a moratorium should be placed on decisions regarding the slide’s future.

Contact has been made with Wyangala Waters State Park management regarding the motivation and reasons behind the decision, but it is yet to provide a response.

Wyangala water slides in January 2008, pictured in a Summer Fun feature.

Wyangala water slides in January 2008, pictured in a Summer Fun feature.

Read more on the social media campaign at Save Wyangala's water slides: the social media campaign


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