Port Germein pursues new tourist attraction

FUTURE: Port Germein resident Sue Perovic, left, with Annette Matthews and Michael Newton from Australian Water Slides and Leisure.
FUTURE: Port Germein resident Sue Perovic, left, with Annette Matthews and Michael Newton from Australian Water Slides and Leisure.

Residents are offering to pay back a loan for a proposed $300,000 splash park at Port Germein.

The Port Germein Progress Association hopes to borrow money from the Mount Remarkable District Council for the major tourism drawcard.

The association’s Sue Perovic said: “We are not seeking a hand-out.”

She said an article in The Flinders News on January 25 had created confusion among some local and neighbouring residents.

“Currently, a business plan (a prerequisite of the council) is being prepared for a water park with help from Regional Development Australia,” she said.

“Standards and approvals will also be required from various agencies including the Environmental Protection Authority. Site and land opportunities are being investigated to meet requirements and any issues

“The association is not asking the council for a grant. If the council agrees to the proposal and all conditions are met - this includes consultation with public (to date very positive) - the association will ask for a loan.

“The association has repaid previous loans before the term of the loan.

“We wish to make it very clear that we are not seeking a hand-out from our council.”