Video transcript: Gumbuya World Expansion to Boost Jobs and Tourism

[Title: GUMBUYA WORLD]

[Vision:  Aerial view of Gumbuya World showing waterslide, kangaroos, various rides, dingo - waterslide working]

This is really exciting, not only exciting for the precinct, this area, the Gippsland area, but also for Victoria.

[Vision:  view from inside waterslide - people enjoying the water spray]

John Eren - Minister for Tourism and Major Events

The first stage was finished, of course in December of last year, and since then there’s been 200,000 people that have come through here, which is fantastic.

[Vision:  View of man on waterslide - people enjoying various rides - People viewing future plans for Gumbuya World]

There will be an additional second and third stage.

[Vision:  Views of various attractions at Gumbuya World - children viewing animal display]]

Gerry Ryan - Chairman, Gumbuya World

The next stage will be more attractions and make it an all year park, 80-room hotel, 50 glamping sites, and probably around 100 cabins.

[Vision:  Minister feeding kangaroo - dingos - parrot]

This is an over 90 million dollar investment, hundreds of construction jobs, and of course there’ll be about 480 jobs ongoing once it’s completed by 2021.

[Vision:  Parrot with handler - koala]

It’s great for the local economy.

It’s great for Victoria.

Cr Collin Ross - Cardinia Shire Mayor

[Vision:  Snake - lady holding snake]

There’ll be literally hundreds of people working here in the future which gives a lot of local employment for younger people to start off in their careers in the workforce.

[Vision:  Oasis Springs sign - water filling tank for water spray and tipping - children enjoying the water play area - children with snake held by handler - adults enjoying the water]

We estimate that by 2022 we’ll have roughly around 750,000 people coming through.

[Vision:  Children on ride - John Eren speaking]

Forget the Gold Coast.

Forget Wally’s World.

Forget Disney World.

[Vision:  Children on ride]

Come to Gumbuya World, it’s fantastic fun!

[Vision:  Kangaroos grazing]

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[VICTORIA State Government]

[Speaker:  Authorised by Victorian Government, 1 Treasury Place, Melbourne]

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