Drone image of Old Sydney Town. Picture: @switchy3 / Mitchell Hubbard

“I certainly believe building an adventure/sports precinct on the Central Coast is a great idea,” he said.

Cr Pilon said Pico Pty Ltd had previously contacted councillors regarding a water theme park, looking at land at The Entrance and Mingara.

“When this company came to meet with us, their next stop was Newcastle,” she said.

“We missed out on Supercars, we seem to miss out on everything to do with tourism.

“Kelly Slater’s pool (is) now part of the World Surf League competition and has been an outstanding success.”

Mr McLachlan said he contacted the former Wyong and Gosford councils regarding a wave park in 2016, when the company URBNSURF was keen to talk. The company’s wave park in Perth is now under construction.

He said a wave park in Wales, UK, attracted 160,000 visitors in the first 12 months and was rated one of Lonely Planet’s top 10 destinations. He said it employed 109 youths.

Council is currently working on a Tourism Opportunity Plan, which includes looking into a wave park. The plan is expected to be presented to councillors at the end of October.

 

Source: dailytelegraph.com.au