Surf Lakes moves closer to public opening
Surf Lakes went all out through the early months of this year, completing the application process to gain approvals for the commercial upgrade to the Yeppoon wave pool site.
A large team, from Surf Lakes and partners APP, Place Design, Liquid Blue and more, have been busy designing the intended facility. Plans will also include numerous attractions around the wave park centerpiece.
“We are delighted to announce that all appropriate documents related to the application have been lodged,” said Surf Lakes in a statement.
The company said everything hinges on the approval process, which could take some months to complete. After that, the next steps will be centered on funding the wave pool’s transformation. The construction process for the surrounding amenities and infrastructure will begin shortly after.
“We see this as a fantastic opportunity for the Capricorn Coast and we can’t wait to see a multitude of smiling faces enjoying surfing our waves,” said Founder and CEO, Aaron Trevis. “Aside from the obvious physical and mental wellness positives of surfing, we are genuine about delivering a true community-focused asset that will offer incredible value to the broader Rockhampton and Capricorn Coast regions and their people.”
Surf Lakes said the construction will take place over several stages but initially, it is intended that the facility will provide a camping/glamping experience with vast concert/event lawns, popup food and beverage services and low-cost cabins.
The company added that over time the facility may evolve to cater for an eco-friendly hotel and more permanent/elaborate food and beverage-focused surrounds.
Aaron Trevis, Wayne Dart and Jacki Patterson met with members of the local SeaQ Boardriders to explore how the facility can best align to ensure that locals are an integral part of the facility.
With other projects around the globe still undecided as to their construction start dates, Yeppoon is looking most likely to be the first to open to the public with a view to launching commercially in 2022.