King Neptune: WA’s lost ocean marine park and iconic statue’s heritage recognised on WA list

The future of Perth’s historic King Neptune statue from a 1980s-hit theme park and its surrounding area will be secured after receiving heritage recognition.

The short-lived Atlantis Marine Park in Two Rocks was a major part of the “Sun City Precinct” created by late WA business tycoon Alan Bond ahead of Perth hosting the America’s Cup.

By the 1990s, however, the hopes of booming tourist numbers to ocean-themed park dried up, leaving it and surrounding residential and commercial area abandoned.

Camera IconThe former Atlantis Marine Park. Credit: City of Wanneroo

Now, a large part of the seaside area will have been recognised for its significant contribution to the State’s history.

The listing on the State Register means that any changes or works proposed at the site needs to be referred, usually by the responsible local government, to the Heritage Council for advice.

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