Developer wants to get water flowing and families coming in

PROMINENT developer Glen Winney says getting the water flowing on the once popular FlipSide BoardRider would attract new people to the WetSide Water Park precinct.

Questions were asked on Tuesday about the future of the attraction, which has been closed for the past few months.

Mr Winney has bought the adjacent building in the area that once housed the Whale Tale restaurant.

He said getting the wave rider going would make the area appealing for the whole family.

"WetSide is very good for two to 10-year-olds," he said.

"But there's nothing really around for the teenagers."

The Fraser Coast Regional Council wasn't able to outline any future plans to re-open the site.

The Chronicle understands a new mat and pump has been ordered from Scotland for the high-cost facility.

But the council have failed to detail the cost of the new parts.

Mr Winney will close the Whale Tale area after the Easter holidays and hopes to have a fish and chip shop and a cafe open by August 1.