A MOUNT Druitt entrepreneur hopes to bring fun back into western Sydney by developing a new theme park.
Urban Estate Development managing director Ammar Khan released his plans to the Star last week to develop Sydney's newest theme park, Sydney's Wonderland.
His dream includes multi-themed attractions and amusements, hotels, cinemas and restaurants as part of the first stage.
Mr Khan said it has the potential to include a golf course and a live music venue.
He's taking expressions of interest from potential stakeholders and investors.
"The location is yet to be finalised, pending stakeholder interest," he said.
"We're looking Marsden Park or Eastern Creek. I want to replicate aspects of the previous Wonderland site."
Mr Khan worked at the Wonderland Sydney fun park at Eastern Creek for nine years until it closed in 2004.
The park, the largest in the southern hemisphere, ran for 19 years.
A feasibility study has costed the park at $150 million with the planning taking three to five years.
"My first step is to sharpen up the business model and go to back to potential stakeholders now that I have the resources to make it happen," Mr Khan said.
"The interest is strong.."
He said the plans aren't in competition with Wet'n'Wild, which opens in Prospect this year.
The aim is to create a fun amusement destination and bring laughter to Sydney tourism.
"It's time to bring back the fun in our lives and provide a vibrant place where people can enjoy themselves again," he said.
"Stakeholders will enjoy not just upfront development returns, but also long term growth in what is anticipated to be an ever-growing opportunity."
Details: sydneyswonderland.com.au and comment at stmarysstar.com.au.