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Aquatic Wonderland: Undersea Putt And Play

Story: Sally Gordon
Published On : Jun 23, 2020
A Moreton Bay themed entertainment, leisure and tourism precinct proposed for the Bluewater Square Shopping Centre will deliver an interactive and immersive underwater experience for guests.

A development application (DA) for the 800 sqm precinct called ‘Undersea Putt and Play’, which is earmarked for the shopping centre on Anzac Avenue, was submitted to the Moreton Bay Regional Council mid-May.

The proposal details an 18-hole outdoor mini golf course with a black light cave, 3D underwater-themed mural art backdrops, two function spaces for parties, gaming areas as well as a dining and bar area.

Undersea Putt and Play has engaged project manager and builder, Shopfit Co, along with architects Vue Design and renowned replica artist Natureworks to complete the project. Under the guidance of urban town planning consultants Urbis, Undersea Putt and Play will be the region’s first major entertainment precinct of its kind.

Elanor Investors Group leasing manager Jason Cravino said the DA was submitted following more than 10 months of consultation with local and state government, local businesses, tourism bodies, designers and architects.

Mr Cravino said the development stakeholder group went through a highly collaborative process to investigate what type of facility would complement the community, create jobs, boost tourism, support local businesses and provide a high-quality experience.

He said the multimillion-dollar project had numerous unique elements, including its Moreton Bay theme and an all-inclusive design with interactive ‘edutainment’ features.

“There are different elements to the precinct, including the mini golf course and blacklight cave, cutting edge digital entertainment, virtual reality and gaming areas, a mini golf pro shop and food and beverage component,” he said. “Visitors start their experience outside where the design will depict being on Moreton Island via an interactive 3D mural that wraps around the entire precinct.

“Once inside you’ll be immersed into an underwater environment with the mini golf course featuring themed undersea sculptures in ultraviolet paint for high impact, night-time games — designed by Natureworks.”

External work on the site is expected to start in August following council approval. The landmark venue is anticipated to open in September pending the easing of COVID-19 social restrictions.