WATER sport enthusiasts could have a new plaything if a development application to install a slalom ski course in Lansvale is approved.
The application submitted to Fairfield Council last week sought to install a 359 metre-long course in Floyd Bay.
Slalom water-skiing involves one ski, with two plates.
The skier is guided by a purpose-designed boat which uses a special satellite-controlled speed regulator system.
The sport is performed at a maximum speed of 58km/h.
An aquatic licence application from the Sydney Water Ski Club was submitted to the Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) around a year ago to establish the ski area.
As a result, RMS lifted the eight knot speed limit to allow free speed in the bay.
If approved, only club members will be allowed to use the course in the tightly moderated sport.
President of the Sydney Water Ski Club, Jamie Campbell, said the main purpose was to provide a state-of-the-art training facility for club members.
"At some stage down the track maybe we will look at holding some competitions as well," he said.
"This is a heavily regulated sport, there are many controls with what we do.
"The club boat is the only boat that will be allowed to use the course, and the course only serves one person at a time."
Mr Campbell said his club already had 24 members and the sport was gaining influence fast.
Some members he trained were even competing in international competitions for world titles.
"I am confident the application will be approved," he said.
"We have done all the appropriate noise and environment checks we should have done."
The course will be 23 metres wide.