SLIP ‘N’ SLIDE: Gladstone PCYC chairman Glenn Churchill, Krista Smillie, Gladstone PCYC manager Mick Newell, Cr Matt Burnett, with Abby Urquhart, 8, Aden Bacon, 4 and Mitchell Burnett, 12. They’re ready to slip ‘n’ slide down Goondoon St in September.
SLIP ‘N’ SLIDE: Gladstone PCYC chairman Glenn Churchill, Krista Smillie, Gladstone PCYC manager Mick Newell, Cr Matt Burnett, with Abby Urquhart, 8, Aden Bacon, 4 and Mitchell Burnett, 12. They’re ready to slip ‘n’ slide down Goondoon St in September. Paul Braven

Only 3500 tickets to be sold for giant slide event

A PCYC fundraising event that will feature a giant slide down Gladstone's main street is expected to bring visitors from Mackay, Bundaberg and Emerald.

A section of Goondoon St will be closed on September 13 for the 315m-long water slide.

Gladstone PCYC chairman Glenn Churchill said the event would bring great enjoyment for youth, and would bring people from other areas.

>> Everything you need to know about the giant slip 'n' slide

"This is a great opportunity to test the community for the support for a big water slide," Mr Churchill said.

"If the commercial operators see this is supported... then you never know what can eventuate out of that."

Mr Churchill has already had calls from people in Bundaberg and Mackay, wondering where the best hotels were to watch the slide all day.

Gladstone mum Krista Smillie is taking her daughter Abby.

"We don't have much in Gladstone for the kids, and that's why we're really going to back this event, so hopefully they'll have more in the future," she said.

And luckily for Abby there will be a smaller slide to enjoy too - in case the big one, right down Goondoon St, is a bit much on the day.

"I don't know if I'll go on the big one. It'll be a bit scary," she said.

The giant slide, supplied by O'Shea's Slide City Australia, will have two lanes.

It has its own filtering system which checks the PH level every 30 minutes.

Goondoon St is closed for several events throughout the year, including the Gladstone Harbour Festival parade and Labor Day.

Before the council approved the road closure, it considered the impact on shops and traffic flow.

Only 3500 tickets will be sold.

THE EVENT:

  • Held on Saturday, September 13.
  • Tickets cost $10 for a single slide, $35 for a 90-minute session and $120 for a family deal
  • Children under the age of five won't be allowed to use the giant slide, but there will be a free mini slider for them to enjoy
  • Tickets are available online here.


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