Yeppoon wave pool creates tide of opinion online
THERE'S been a mixed reaction to Livingstone Shire Mayor Bill Ludwig's plans for a wave pool on the Yeppoon foreshore.
The wave pool would be modelled on Darwin's Water Lagoon and is expected to cost $5 million.
The Morning Bulletin ran an online poll asking readers if they approved of the project.
What do you think of Livingstone's proposed $5 million wave pool?
This poll ended on 27 July 2015.
I love it!
It should be a lagoon people can swim in, not a wave pool
I don't think it is what Yeppoon needs
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.
Out of 250 votes by yesterday afternoon, 79% said they supported the proposal, but of that 22% said they'd prefer a lagoon, rather than a wave pool.
Cr Ludwig yesterday said the area would function as both.
"For around 75% of the time it is a lagoon that people can swim in, but you can vary that," he said.
Readers also shared their views on Facebook.
While some applauded the idea, others said there was no need for a wave pool in such close proximity to the beach.
"What about our natural wave pool... the beach," wrote Kellie Leigh Carey.
"Wave pool would be great. Movie nights, family day outs for all," wrote Troy Strack.
"I think a big wasterslide instead of the wave pool and just have a big pool with a water park themed play area for all ages and other things.
"You could even get the military to put on a show along the beach front next time (they're) in this region."