R103m fun park
By Khuthala Nandipha
The R103 million WaterWorld development project in Leaches Bay, West Bank is 18 months away from being a spectacular reality for the Buffalo City Metro.
On Thursday morning, City Mayor Xola Pakati and Bulumko Nelana, CEO of the Buffalo City Development Agency (BCMDA) broke ground at the 5.9 hectares Fun Park, destined to boost tourism post lockdown.
"Seven local small businesses are on site working to build a world-class multi-purpose family entertainment facility exclusively owned by BCMDA," detailed Pakati.
The existing but rundown fun park will get a new entrance building, an amphitheater, jungle gyms, a climbing wall, a running and scooter circuit, skate park, swimming pools, cameras, and a sewer and stormwater management.
"Situated in the same precinct as the East London Race track, the project is guaranteed to revitalise property development in West Bank," said Nelana accompanied by City councillors on site.