It's official, Cockburn's $100 million wave park looks set to go ahead. The development has now received official development approval from the Metro Outer Joint Development Assessment Panel, with the project also getting the green light from WA’s Environmental Protection Authority.
Completely privately funded, the world class new wave park will be the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere, with the park’s surfing lagoon set to pump out 25 different waves to suit surfers of all abilities—from knee-high white water for beginners to pointbreak-style waves your everyday Mick Fannings.
The new wave park will help beginners and those who aren't comfortable in the ocean realise their surf dreams, with personalised coaching, fitness and surf skate programs, surfboard shaping courses, regular boardriders club rounds and even outdoor surf movie nights and surf photography exhibitions too. Plus, adventures for non-surfers like yoga, meditation retreats, live music and cultural festivals are all on the cards.
There are also plans for boutique accommodation in the form of a rooftop glamper van village, health and wellness centre, huge outdoor performance space, beach club and restaurants as part of the development—creating an innovative new surf, leisure and entertainment hub just a short drive or train ride south of the CBD and with easy access via the Cockburn train line.
The surf park’s buildings will be 5 Green Star rated—the first of any surf park in the world—with plans to incorporate recycled and sustainable materials throughout the build, source 100% of their power from renewable energy, install EV charging stations, collect rainwater and compost organic waste on site.
Construction is planned to commence later this year, with the Perth Surf Park open to the public in late 2025.
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