Thursday, September 7, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Spring Splashes Into Seaforth

A Refreshing Esplanade Oasis Revealed At Grand Opening

By Amanda Wright

Hundreds of excited residents from the Mackay region gathered last Saturday for the grand opening of the Seaforth Esplanade, the area's newest and most thrilling leisure destination. The recently unveiled Esplanade upgrade, built by Vassallo Constructions, boasts an impressive array of attractions designed for all ages to enjoy.

At the heart of the new Esplanade recreation hub is an all-abilities water play area, a true centrepiece that promises endless aquatic fun. This exciting feature includes an oversized splash pad area adorned with various water jets and sprays, cleverly modelled after the local marine life and vibrant corals.

Mayor Greg Williamson officially opened the facility, alongside Member for Mackay Julieanne Gilbert and it was highlighted that the esplanade upgrade was developed in collaboration with the Hibiscus Coast Progress and Sports Association.

Overlooking the swimming enclosure, a brand-new barbecue and picnic area has been established, providing visitors with the perfect setting to relax and soak in the scenic beauty while lounging on sun chairs. Along the foreshore, you'll find innovative playground facilities designed to cater to a wide range of ages, ensuring that everyone can have a fantastic time.

Mayor Williamson emphasised that inclusivity is a core focus of the project, extending beyond the water play area. Change facilities, designed to assist disabled adults in getting dressed, have been installed. Wheelchair and ambulant toilet facilities, in addition to general male and female changing rooms, have been thoughtfully provided.

Photo credit: Amanda Wright

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