Courtesy of Wake Edition - http://wakedition.com.au/melbourne-cable-park-announced/
Activ International Pty Ltd (Activ) today announced the development of a major recreational facility at the National Watersports Centre (NSWC) in Bangholme.
The Melbourne Cable Park (MCP) will be a youth oriented sports and recreation facility which will create over 160 new jobs in the region with over 50 of these located at MCP.
The facilities to be constructed at the Melbourne Cable Park (MCP) will include:
– a series of interconnected lakes for waterskiing, wakeboarding, kayaking and stand up paddle usage;
– overhead cable systems for towing waterskiers and wakeboarders without the need for a boat; and
– an innovative award winning high ropes adventure challenge facility;
The National Watersports Centre was constructed as part of Melbourne’s unsuccessful 1988 bid to host the 1996 Olympics. The announcement of the MCP project follows a public Expression of Interest process for the development of the site and represents the first major development at the facility since it was opened.
Construction on the Melbourne Cable Park is due to commence in May 2015 and the facility is scheduled to be operational by October 2015.
The project will include a series of interconnected lakes, a Cable Waterski system, a High Ropes climbing facility, a café, viewing area, change rooms, storage and administration facilities.
Ian Clark, Managing Director of Activ said the facility would not only be available for public use but also for school groups, community / youth groups and corporate use such as team building. Regardless of whether you are a beginner or a world champion, the park would provide a safe, fun and affordable outdoor recreational facility for locals and tourists alike.
The Park will be an environmentally efficient way for the public to enjoy towed watersports. It will open up Wakeboarding and Waterskiing to a larger demographic who previously had no access to the watersports.
Visitors to the Park will simply need a sense of adventure and approximately $20 to try wakeboarding / waterskiing for the first time. This includes all of the safety equipment required including a life jacket and helmet which are compulsory.
Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle boarding and an inflatable Aqua fun park will also be available at the Park.
For anyone not wanting to get their toes wet, the High Ropes Climbing facility will provide over 90 graded challenge activities over 4 levels.
The construction and operation of the MCP will not impact the existing usage of the NWSC. And will compliment many of the existing activities at the Park. The MCP will create no harmful emissions and will require very little electricity to operate, which will be provided by solar panels to be installed at the Park.