Editorial - August 8: Water park a welcome attraction

WATERSLIDES feature in the summer memories of most families, and while technology and entertainment continue to improve out of sight, you still can't beat the rush and thrill of riding water in the grasp of gravity.

News the Big Banana is in the throws of a landmark $1.6 million water park development is just what Coffs Harbour has needed - a great business decision.

Coffs Harbour's topography - "where the mountains meet the sea" makes for great downhill attractions not to mention views.

The Big Banana's toboggan ride was pure vision in its day and the waterslides utilising the natural fall will add incredibly to the attraction's contemporary appeal.

Summer memories start in Australia on slip and slides.

Last year Streetslide saw a city block in Perth close down so fun loving Aussies could fly four city blocks down a slippery slope in front of the nation's media.

The call is out for other cities to host the attraction and momentum is growing on Facebook.

Organisers have sold out events in regional Queensland, saying they need city streets with downhill runs of 400m of straight roadway that can be closed to traffic on a Sunday.

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Matt Deans,

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