Yep, it's happening. A 5.7 hector site in Cockburn will soon be home to a brand new state-of-the-art $80 million wave park, with the WA Government granting Aventuur the build last week.
The epic 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.
Aside from offering up killer waves year-round, the new wave park will also help West Aussies realise their surf dreams and connect with other surf-fanatics, with personalised coaching, fitness and surf skate programs, surfboard shaping courses, regular boardriders club rounds and even the odd outdoor surf movie night and photography exhibition. Plus, adventures for non-surfers like yoga, meditation retreats, live music and cultural festivals are all on the cards.
There are also plans for a boutique surf hotel, health and wellness centre, performance space, beach club and restaurants as part of the development—creating an innovative new surf, leisure and entertainment hub just a short drive south of the CBD and with easy access via the Cockburn train line.
Aventuur is now working with the WA Government to finalise commercial arrangements before proceeding with ticking off all the necessary development approval requirements. But ensuring everything goes ahead as planned, they’re hoping to kick off construction late 2022 for a 2024 public opening.
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