STRUGGLING global supply chains have made for delays but with a bit of luck Beatty Park’s water slides will be ready for action during the school holidays.
Vincent council’s spending about $3.4 million upgrading the centre and most was finished in August last year.
But the waterslides aren’t manufactured in Australia and there were lengthy delays getting them shipped from Malaysia; then the experts needed to install them were stuck in Sydney while the state borders were closed.
Vincent mayor Emma Cole says: “We have all been waiting for the arrival of the slides, which are unfortunately not manufactured in Australia and had been delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“They have finally arrived and we are now working hard to finish the final touches for kids to enjoy with their family and friends during the school holidays.
“My son is one of the kids that has been waiting a long time for these slides and he cannot wait to test them out.”
They’ve now had the final tick from the WA health department and the slides are open.