Hydroslide complex proposed

Plans for three new hydroslides at Invercargill’s Splash Palace will go before city councillors...
Plans for three new hydroslides at Invercargill’s Splash Palace will go before city councillors on Monday. Image: Supplied
A new set of hydroslides are expected to be a major drawcard for Invercargill.

Invercargill City Council staff will present a report at Monday’s community services committee meeting proposing to develop the multi-slide hydroslide at the Splash Palace complex.

Council aquatic services manager Peter Thompson said the slide system would be a major drawcard for Invercargill.

The $2.89million standalone structure would stand  11m tall and deliver a "phenomenally different experience" to users of the venue, he said.

The new design incorporated three slides.

The first, at 101m long, was a raft-slide which could accommodate up to two people; a second, 60m-long, slide would be suitable for all ages; and the third would be a 75m-long pitch-black slide looking to attract "thrill seekers" to the facility.

The multi-slide would be the tallest all-weather, indoor slide with as many slide options, in the country, Mr Thompson said.

The council recognised the need to replace the existing 40-year-old slide, which was originally situated at the old Queens Park pool, in its 2018 long-term plan.

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