Lifeline for Bayworld?

2018-05-30 06:00
The Bayworld Oceanarium has been in conversation with the MBDA and Mpac on the various areas of the oceanarium that require attention such as the former dolphin pool, pictured here.Photo: LULAMA ZENZILE

The Bayworld Oceanarium has been in conversation with the MBDA and Mpac on the various areas of the oceanarium that require attention such as the former dolphin pool, pictured here.Photo: LULAMA ZENZILE

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THE Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA), together with the Municipal Public Account Committee (Mpac), are looking to assist in determining the future of the Bayworld Oceanarium.

An on-site visit was conducted by representatives of the MBDA and Mpac last week.

The on-site visit was led by Bayworld’s curator, Dylan Bailey, who pointed out the neglected areas in the oceanarium and suggested possible solutions on how to proceed further on resolving the current state of these areas.

In the past, the oceanarium has been a favourite among many with a variety of exciting ocean wildlife and reptiles.

But in recent years it has fallen into disrepair owing to many problems, including the departure of the Bay’s favourite dolphins, Dumisa and Domino.

The poor state of parts of the oceanarium, such as the dolphin pool and the shark tank, has raised major concern.

“We are here in order to bring everyone together, engage in conversation and possibly allocate spaces in terms of ensuring that developments get up and running,” said Yoliswa Yako, chairperson of Mpac.

“The on-site visit should be the beginning of answering questions, such as what’s the best design that could assist with a solution to the dilapidated areas in the oceanarium, as we do not have the luxury of time,” said Bailey.

It is expected that the MBDA and Mpac will move forward together in discussing what strategies can be implemented to resurrect Bayworld to its former glory.

The various stakeholders will be engaging in meetings next month.

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