City of Sveti Ivan Zelina

Trg Ante Starčevića 12, 10380 Sveti Ivan Zelina

The City of Sveti Ivan Zelina, Anita Findri Ratkajec, Head of the Department of Economics, Housing and Municipal Services and Environmental Protection, e-mail:

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General information

Location potential
The project is located in north eastern Croatia, in the Zagreb County, in the small town of Sveti Ivan Zelina, the old cultural and economic centre of the Croatian Prigorje region. Inhabited since the Bronze Age, the region is very rich in cultural monuments. Today it is renowned for its wines and attractive wine roads, as well as numerous tourist events, of which the best known are the International knights’ tournament and the Exhibition of Croatian continental wines. There is also a diverse assortment of sports and recreation options (tennis, cycling, motor cycling, grass hockey, mountaineering, fishing, etc.) both in the surrounding area and town centre, close to which is a sports-recreational centre.Sveti Ivan Zelina is located near the Zagreb-Varaždin-Goričan motorway (border with Hungary), an important traffic route following the Pan-European Transport Corridor Vb. This road links the capitals of Croatia and Hungary, as well as the north and south of Croatia. Sveti Ivan Zelina is only 49 km away from the capital city Zagreb and Franjo Tuđman International Airport. Due to its excellent traffic connections, the town has great potential for development as an economic, tourist and cultural destination in the region.
Project description
Owned by the City of Sveti Ivan Zelina, the Zelina Aqua Park project, estimated at 22 million EUR, will include the construction of a sports and recreation complex at the former location of the Zelina swimming pools, over a total area of 44.547 m².

The project envisages:

• a main building with a restaurant and a separate banquet hall, three smaller restaurants, a night-club, management offices, premises for lifeguards, toilet facilities and changing rooms for staff, storage rooms and technical and other auxiliary facilities
• the square in front of the main building
• five outdoor swimming pools with a sunbathing area, stands and water attractions (water castle, slides complex with access tower)
• separate building with hospitality and toilet facilities.

The construction of the water park will be carried out in four stages and represents the start of development of a larger tourist-sports-recreation centre, which will also include the construction of hotels, apartments and a camp, aiming to improve the existing tourist offer.

The main design and detailed design are completed and building permit has been obtained.
Project realization model
The planned project of the entire Aqua Park Zelina project will be realized in four stages and represents the initial phase of the realization of the future tourist-sports-recreation center within which the construction of hotels, apartments and camps is planned, with the aim of improving the tourist offer. The main design and detailed design have been prepared and building permit has been obtained. The project holder, the City of Sveti Ivan Zelina, is seeking a strategic partner for the realization of this project through a right to build, however alternative models are not excluded.
Estimated value of the investment project
22 million EUR