THE hot weather hanging over the Bundaberg region has renewed calls for a water park to be built.
Debbie Fitzpatrick and her sister, Karen Barrett, took their grandchildren to the water park at Pialba at the weekend and Mrs Fitzpatrick said it would be a dream to have a similar facility in Bundaberg.
"If there was one in Bundaberg we would definitely use it," she said.
Mrs Fitzpatrick said her grandchildren wanted to do something at the weekend and the water park, even though it is a bit of a drive, was ideal.
"The water park is a lot better for the kids than a swimming pool," she said.
"You don't have to watch them as closely and it's much safer."
Bundaberg Regional Council has heard the calls and Mayor Mal Forman said a feasibility study into building a water park in the region was under way.
At a meeting in November the council agreed to accept a quote of $98,500 from Ross Planning for the feasibility study.
The council had decided in February last year to allocate funds in the budget.
Cr Forman said site investigations were being undertaken by the consultants.
"Their recommendations on site selections should be in the next round of council meetings," he said.
Cr Forman said two sites selected by the council would then go to community consultation before the council selected the final site around which to have conceptual designs and cost estimates undertaken.
He said there were no construction funds allocated and the feasibility activities were to get the project "investment ready".