A WESTERN Sydney entrepreneur hopes to bring back fun to western Sydney by developing a new theme park.
Urban Estate Development managing director Ammar Khan released his plans to the Sun last week to develop Sydney's newest theme park called Sydney's Wonderland.
He intends to have multi-themed attractions and amusements, hotels operations, cinemas and restaurants.
Mr Khan said the site had the potential to include a golf course and become a live music venue. He is taking expressions of interest from potential stakeholders and investors.
"The location is yet to be finalised, pending stakeholder interest," he said. "We're looking towards either Marsden Park or Eastern Creek.
"I want to replicate various aspects of the previous Wonderland site."
Mr Khan worked at the previous Wonderland Sydney fun park at Eastern Creek for nine years in various roles right up until the day it closed in 2004.
The park was the largest in the southern hemisphere and operated for almost 19 years.
Mr Khan has been working on his plan ever since.
A feasibility study has cost the park $150 million and the planning stage would take three to five years.
"My first step is to sharpen up the business model and go to back to potential stakeholders I've previously gone to, now that I have the resources to make it happen," Mr Khan said.
"The interest is stronger than ever before. I [have been] overwhelmed by people's interest in it."
He said the plans were not in competition with Wet n Wild, which is due to open in Prospect this year.
"The aim is to create a fun amusement destination and bring laughter to Sydney tourism," Mr Khan said.
Details: sydneyswonderland.com.au and comment at blacktownsun.com.au.