One of the biggest tourism projects NSW ever seen - Chappypie China Time - is being planned for the suburb of Warnervale
In November 2012, Council formally approved the sale of 15.7 hectares of land at Warnervale to the Australia Chinese Theme Park Pty Ltd (ACTP) for $10 million, for the purpose of constructing a $500 million Chinese Themed Park.
If approved - the theme park will have 12 main sections – including the Meridian Gate, Thanksgiving Temple, Zheng He’s Treasure Ship, Arts and Crafts Workshopk, Spring Festival Square, Panda Paradise and much more.
A variety of entertainment, cultural, accommodation and retail areas will be included such as a history of calligraphy, panda paradise, a theatre for traditional drama and musical performances, Chinese landsape gardens, and a panorama of Chinese history.
Small laneways will lead off a main square to various arts and handicrafts displays, Chinese food and teahouses.
A river flows around the park with traditional dragon boats passing under bridges and willow trees.
A giant ship is both a ride and a celebration of shared maritime history between Australia and China, and there is the temple and residential area to be built first.
A Planning Proposal to amend the Wyong Local Environment Plan (2013) to allow for the theme park to be built on the site received conditional gateway approval from under section 56 of the Environment Planning and Assessment Act (EP&A) Act in July 2015.
A development application was submitted in July 2015 to build a Place of Public Worship (temple) and ancillary structures and is currently going through Council's assessment process. The public exhibition period included the display of a scale model of the temple at Tuggerah Westfield during August.
The site of proposed Chinese theme park (2.38 MB) is located on 150-190 Sparks Road, Warnervale.