Maitland's historic Walka Water Works backdrop for new Zumbo baking show

Adriano Zumbo. Picture: SEVEN NETWORK.

Adriano Zumbo. Picture: SEVEN NETWORK.

Walka Water Works is being used as the backdrop for a promotional video on Channel Seven’s latest reality cooking show hosted by celebrity patissier Adriano Zumbo.

Zumbo’s Just Desserts will search for Australia’s sweetest home cooks and is schedule to go to air after the Olympic Games.

The Seven Network started to promote the show on air the same week Maitland City Council announced it would place on public exhibition a draft masterplan for the site and Cr Loretta Baker suggested turning it into a day spa and wellness centre.

Cr Baker forwarded the link to the promo to Fairfax Media and said it was great to see so much interest and discussion about Walka.

“Hopefully people will follow through with submissions,” she said.

A story last week about Cr Baker’s suggestions for the site sparked a great deal of interest from online readers, many asking for council to leave the site as it is.

Others suggested a function centre, more undercover seating and tables, a reception venue, museum and cafe, kiosk and community space and a water park.

The 64 hectare site is owned by the State Government. Council pays substantial maintenance costs each year and received a $40,000 grant from the state to implement the first stage of the plan which will focus on developing educational attractions. Watch the promo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2efNiie718&sns=em

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