Perth’s $100million surf park moves forward, eyes 2025 launch
The largest surf park in the Southern Hemisphere is one step closer to opening today after global surf park developer Aventuur submitted its Development Application (DA) for the Perth Surf Park.
The $100m surf park is set to become a major tourism, sporting and entertainment precinct for Perth. Delivering surfing, wellness and cultural experiences, the development is expected to welcome over 1,000,000 visitors annually.
Aventuur’s DA submission follows the company’s recent signing of a long-term ground lease with the Western Australian Government for a 5.8ha site in Cockburn for the surf park.
The project’s progression has been met with excitement from Perth’s surfing community. Nearly 150 weekend warriors, grommets and pros recently joining Aventuur Chairman and local resident Andrew Ross on site to celebrate the DA submission.
“We’re thrilled to reach this milestone in our campaign to bring a world-class surf park to the West, as Perth has a rich surfing culture, and we’re stoked to create a new hub for our community to enjoy,” said Andrew. “We’ve worked with a talented local team of designers, architects and technical consultants to deliver a truly unique masterplan for the Perth Surf Park. We’re also proud to announce that the surf park’s buildings will be 5 Green Star rated, reflecting our commitment to sustainable development and minimising our impact.”
Ross added that on behalf of Aventuur, he was thankful to the Western Australian Government, the City of Cockburn and the entire WA surfing community.
The surf park will provide Perth with an innovative surf sports, recreation and entertainment hub, featuring a 56-module Wavegarden Cove surfing lagoon, a high-performance surf academy, health and wellness center, a beach club, quality bars and restaurants, casual workspaces, retail stores, regular events and on-site accommodation.
Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall welcomed the news that Aventuur had submitted its DA for the Perth Surf Park.
“Aventuur has a history of delivering successful tourism experiences, and we are delighted to see the ongoing commitment by Aventuur to the sustainable development of WA’s coastline,” said Evan. Western Australia has been lagging behind in developing new experiences and attractions for locals and visitors. The proposed development of a wave park is welcome news and will provide a new, year-round activity for Western Australians.”
Creating more than 260 jobs during construction, the Perth Surf Park is expected to contribute upwards of $250m to the Western Australian economy over the life of the project.
Surfing WA CEO Mark Lane said he was overwhelmed by the strong support for the project from WA’s surfing community.
“The support from the WA surfing community for the surf park has been incredible, and we’re excited about Aventuur reaching this important project milestone,” said Mark. “With perfect waves dotted along our coastline, WA is already on the surfing world map. The Perth Surf Park will further elevate the State’s profile as a must-visit surf destination – providing a unique community asset for everyone to share the stoke of surfing, and enjoy the best of the West.”
Located on Prinsep Road, Jandakot adjacent to the Kwinana Freeway, the Perth Surf Park will be accessible from the Perth CBD and Perth Airport within 25 minutes. Subject to approvals being received from relevant authorities, the surf park is expected to open to the public in 2025.