North Break Wave Park, Port Douglas Qld [ Timeline ]
North Break Director is local passionate surfer Dave Imgraben
7 July 2021 North Break proposes $317m Wave Park Port Douglas
Early 2022 Envisaged construction start on Endless Surf ES 48000 Surf Pool
13 Dec 2021 Douglas Shire Sustainability Group + 23 others oppose development
30 March 2022 Douglas Shire Council approved North Break
20 May 2022 Fed Election shift toward larger scale Enviro focus
7 June 2022 DSSG Appeal claiming wrong zoning + no need.
5 Sept 2022 Kubirriwarra Yalanji were not consulted-no consent / Not needed [NO]
13 Oct 2022 Rival Developer Chiodo Corp launches joint Appeal claiming Council Bias.
12 May 2023 Court overturns Council approval in favour of DSSG / Appellants
Council can appeal but refused as North Break pulled out of the project.
21 June 2023 DSSG feel vindicated & answer their critics by doubling down to stand their ground.
Director David Imgraben
7 July $317m North Break Wave Park Proposal (120,000 visitors/yr)
Wave Pool > Endless Surf ES 48000
Olympic / World Class 164 room Hotel Surf Training Camps in 35/90 Budget Surf cabins / Villas
Beach Club / VIP Media Room > Coaching / Event-Judges / Classes
Hotel Entry for Surf Lounges / Surf Schools / Kids Paddle zones / Summer swimming
Life Guard Towers + SUP Lagoons + 6 bus bays + 6 month winter stay Hodad Cabins.
Hours 9:00am > 6:30pm > (Peak) 10:00pm inbuilt Lighting (Not Comp Event Lighting)
Water Source : Original Council Water fill 30 days + Rainwater Runoff / River > 3ML onsite Reserve.
Wave Period 10 secs
Wave Length : 26 secs (30m -280m Pool length)
180-300 Waves / hr (No lulls)
15-20 Rides / Hour (Noting : Regional Crowds > Not crowded City Line Ups)
Dec 2021 Submissions
Yes 7 : International Tourism / Jobz / Safe Swimming (No Stingers / Crocs)
No 23 : Zoning / Eco / Water / Floods / Traffic / Scenery / Noise / Dust / Lights / Viability / Sustainability.
Jan Peak Covid for Port Douglas (Cairns 4,800 cases / wk)
27 March DSSG (f) Links Submission + (Extra) Link > Plans (Combined Application)
29 March Council "Backs" Approves North Break Wave Park + (Back up Link to Plans)
29 March + 9 July : Wavepool Mag > Pool / Wave Stats
Deluxe Mag (6 page feature)
4 April ABC fears project may suffer similar fate as former Next Big Things.
23 May Real Estate Boom (Example of many Promos at this time)
7 June DSSG + Fellow Appellants
6 July Northbreak Planning Report (Links to 2022 joint Appeal)
5 September First Nation oppose North Break
Work on a wave park in Port Douglas has come to a standstill over allegations it was incorrectly approved. Local groups say there wasn't enough public notice and worry the development will have damaging consequences on the environment. https://t.co/Wj2QBD0Its @alwilkin_ #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/Chr3A3unFV— 7NEWS Cairns (@7NewsCairns) September 5, 2022
Work on a wave park in Port Douglas has come to a standstill over allegations it was incorrectly approved. Local groups say there wasn't enough public notice and worry the development will have damaging consequences on the environment. https://t.co/Wj2QBD0Its @alwilkin_ #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/Chr3A3unFV
12 May North Break Wave Park 'Council Approval' Overturned
21 June DSSG feel vindicated & Double Down on Appeal.
Neither Council or North Break appealed the judgement.
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