Chinese theme park: some facts

Myth: Rate payers are footing the bill. 

Fact: This is incorrect. Ratepayers actually benefit out of the deal courtesy of the significant profit of the $10 million sale of Council land. The proponents, Australian Chinese Theme Park Pty Ltd, will submit a normal Development Application just like any other developer wishing to invest in the Shire. They are the ones financing the deal, NOT Council.

The concept:

The proposed Theme Park will be divided into seven different themes/sections, each unique in their own right, showcasing seven Chinese cultural components.

Section one – China City Gate:

This will be built to the size of the Beijing Imperial Palace, with red walls and golden roof and visible from the F3 Sydney-to-Newcastle Freeway.

Inside there'll be a tea house, restaurant, and hotel, all designed with royal style. A five storey parking lot will also be built inside.

Section two – Tang and Song Academy:

A section constructed in the architectural style of the Tang and Song dynasty, during which China’s architectural style was in full bloom. Small sized courtyards will be composed in a typical Chinese neighbourhood. Streets will include Chinese tea and wine cultural streets, art and craft street and Chinese traditional medicine street.

The Tang and Song Academy will host Australia-China art; painting and calligraphy exchange activities and operate antiques.

Section three – Water Towns in South China:

This section will take the architectural style of the Ming and Qing dynasties. It will include a small bridge over a flowing stream, three and four storey buildings and restaurants, bars and hotels.

The section also incorporates eight Chinese cuisine styles and be available for weddings and functions.

Section four – Panda Paradise:

This will become a children’s paradise including a 4D cinema, Waxworks Museum and pond. It will have a Chinese cultural atmosphere and feature stories introducing the Chinese journey to the west, as well as ancient Chinese Folk stories.

There will be NO Pandas at the Panda Paradise.

Section five – Wyong Theatre:

This area will compose a theatre and music fountain and aims to become as popular as the Sydney Opera House. Performers will be invited to put their show on the stage.

Modern dancing shows will be held in the theatre each Friday and Saturday night and this part of the Theme Park will be known as the ‘City that never sleeps’.

Section six – Royal villa:

This section includes modern Chinese style and will be home of the Yiyuan Club and the Royal Villa resort. It will be capable of holding conferences while an invitation will be extended to China’s Tourism bureaus to be located within the Royal Villa.

Section seven – Thanksgiving Temple:

This will be the first of its kind located out of China and the main structure will be nine storeys high and built in comparison to the Jing’an Temple in Shanghai. The Pagoda will be set by Monk Huiming, who is the Abbot of the Jing’an Temple.

For additional information, contact  the Australia China Cultural Foundation Incorporated on either 0430 102 802 or aileed3384@hotmail.com