Locals may have seen the colourful new barrier fencing around the site of the proposed Actventure and Invigorate water-theme park and resort development complex on Steve Irwin Way at Glenview.
The long-anticipated Sanad Capital tourism project appears to have taken another step closer to becoming reality with a development application recently lodged with Sunshine Coast Council for stage two, which includes the water activity park, a surfing wave pool and various cafes, restaurants, bars and shops.
This application follows approval of the stage one development application for a sizeable resort complex component, to be called Invigorate.
The application report shows that the preferred wave pool technology being considered is from a company called Endless Surf, utilising a pneumatic air and pressure driven system to create a pulse-type wave.
This Canadian-based company has been recently linked with plans for a proposed $35 million surf pool on the Gold Coast to be constructed as part of the The Club Parkwood Village, which is home to the Titans rugby league club.
If approved, the Glenview site would be the second wave pool proposed for the Glasshouse Country region. A surf pool development application has been made for a site opposite Moby Vics on Johnston Road near the Bruce Highway.
No construction timeframes have been given for this second stage of the Glenview development. After the first stage was approved by the council in 2020, Sanad Capital promotional material said that stage one construction was to start in late 2020 with possible completion in 2022 and opening to the public in 2023.
Although approval has been granted for preliminary earthworks to start, to date no construction has started and the permit expires in September this year.
To read more on this latest application, go to https://developmenti.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au and search for MCU21/0159.