Sunshine Coast Wavepool (Timeline)

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truebluebasher started the topic in Saturday, 16 Feb 2019 at 10:23am

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'Sunshine Park' @ Sunshine Coast
Lot 22/2652 Steve Irwin Way(Next door BP across from Nursery)
Developed by Sanad Capital -Australian arm of Najibi Dubai

*Feb~ $13m Next Gen Wavepool $40m development
*July~ Waterplay D.Baird > G.Webber 2 Wave designs (Open 2016)
Sunshine Coast Council Fast Track designs
Quicky Board mbr + Kelly's Manager (Backed by Ziff) buy ASP > WSL
New look WSL look to include Qld Wavepool on Oz leg of WSL Tour
Sunny Coast Pro Coach Robbie Sherwell..WP > attract World's best.
*Aug~ Development climbs to $90m Complete date (Late 2016)

*Jan~ MCU from Rural Storage > Tourist Attraction
SC'C approved 'Linear' WP 160m x 80m (1.6m high /15 sec Barrels)
SC'Council spruik 'World's Largest Wavepool'...yet to pass enviro.
Surfing Australia lend their support.
*Sept~ Noosa NSR nominates for WSR

*April~ Local Backlash! Wavepool could undermine WSR
*July~ 'Australia's first Wavepool' Claim if built before Melbourne
Development pushes higher reaching $400m (Start 2017)
First site Map shows no 'Linear Pool' but a Standard Wave Pool
*Aug~ Site Shed Mural to engage community spirit.
Name change from Sunshine Park to cheezy 80's Style 'ACTVE'
*Oct~ Webber >'Whitewater West' >(Oz Largest 9ft/2.7m waves)
2,000 swim cap' /Olympic* /1st 'Slideboard' area in S/E Asia

*Jan~ Stage 1 +Wavepool / 2 Flowriderz approved (Dig > mid'17)
*April~'Whitewater West FIFO Wave Park Guru
Local Pro Julian Wilson wakes to Horseshed share nightmare.
*May~ Mural Site ACTVE 'Jak Wrap' (Jak is an '80's Grom)
*July~ Board appoints 3 Big wigs for development
*Sept~ Earthworks Approved + 6 bid for contracts
'Sunshine Park' > 'ACTVE' > 'ACTVENTURE'
'Slideboard' > 'Wave Reservoir'

Be sure to Click on the orange coloured- [more...]
Free Magical Mystery Tour of WavePark
*Oct~ Infrastructre/Stormwater Bill $2m (Appeal pending)
This Map shows best Site Water/ Reserve Constraints
Company swaps Hotel for free title eco cabins (Await DA for new Stage 1)
*Nov~ Slideboard > Wave Reservoir >'Wave Oz' half sized Flowbowl
See Company Page for Updates.


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truebluebasher commented Saturday, 16 Feb 2019 at 10:40am

I just arrived back from Sunny Coast Safari.
My brothers & I darted back 'n' forth past this site wrapped in Wavepool Ads.
I'm pretty certain the Local's have given up on it up.

Anyhow %#@%..Nope I still can't say it! Needed a reboot...(tbb)'Bloody lucky them!'
Sunny Locals would love it to hear from swellnetonians or anyone... I guess?

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truebluebasher commented Saturday, 16 Feb 2019 at 11:10am
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tristan.clark commented Sunday, 15 Sep 2019 at 7:12pm

Hi, just joined so I could try and get in contact with you. I'm presently writing a book on the history of punk in Australia up to '99 and conducted over 200 interviews. My knowledge of Gold Coast's scene though is admittedly a little meagre and I came across a post of yours from last year listing bands I was unaware of. Was hoping that I could possibly use some of your knowledge. If you're interested my email is: t_clark (at) hotmail (dot) com (dot) au
Or phone: 0402306569
Cheers, Tristan

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truebluebasher commented Sunday, 15 Sep 2019 at 11:57pm

That's pretty punk alright tristan.clark...(swellnet punks...'It's a Raid!') No it's not!
tbb & crew relive Gold Coast Punk scene often enough.
Just saying that plenty of swellnet punks can help out as much...crew know who!
Yes! Swellnet deserves a Gold Coast Punk Page...we might also consider that.
That way everyone gets a go & can flesh out entries (Swellnet credit page-for all.)

tbb took a while to unearth Tweed-Lismore & Sunny Coast is buried way deeper.
Yes tristan ...I will call soon enough!

PS: tbb will drum up some oldschool Punkz from swellnet Sunny Coast protest site

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truebluebasher commented Sunday, 15 Mar 2020 at 11:48pm

Alternate Sunshine Coast wave pool Timeline

2000/2 - Surfing World ~ 'Surf Museum + Wave Pool' - Mudjimba Shores
811-21 + 823-33 David Low Way (Ocean side of SC Airport s/e cnr),+Mudjimba+QLD+4564/@-26.6116253,153.0881899,3520m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x6b9376b3ab84ecbd:0x1ff20b99e01fef89!2s811+David+Low+Way,+Mudjimba+QLD+4564!3b1!8m2!3d-26.6115795!4d153.0930666!3m4!1s0x6b9376b3ab84ecbd:0x1ff20b99e01fef89!8m2!3d-26.6115795!4d153.0930666
Note: Only 500m to Beach.
Developer - Maroochy Clubbie / Millionaire Builder Mal Pratt OAM
Surfing Museum (1550 m2) Displays- Static + Interactive + mobile + educational
Surfing Hall of Fame + Clubbie History + Features +Photos (Gift Shop)

Wave Pool 1800 m2 with Surfable Waves (Standard Olympic Pool Shape)
Size Comparison re: (Bne Sth Bank Beach or Volcano Beach Funfields Vic (Full Ramp)

Swimming Pool with a sandy beach
Cinema for Surflix
Hawaiian Village of 5 Pavilions + Recreational Hall (9m height max)
Accom' 516 beds (10 x 4 Family Units) or [ Backpacker's / Schools Surf Camp ]
Retail - Surf Brands eg: Billabong Factory Outlet
Licensed Foodcourt 720 m2 + Restaurant 200 m2
Bus Bay + Central Car Parking - 480 spaces
Airport > Site drain was to be widened. (Likely Pool's drainage not water source)
Land was zoned Neighbourhood Res' (Well Debated) Pratt was biggest Developer?
Developers fought off outsiders threat. ('Backpackers' terror threat)
(2002 Coolum CHOGM Security Hysteria of Howard era)
Drunks roaming the Streets at NIGHT also access to a Patrolled beach
Lack of Noise Level audits for Wave Pool (Yes a thing, way back then!)

2002 Surfing World Wave Pool (Appeal Lost)
Surfing World 'Wave Pool Plans' + Refusal Notice
google [ Lots 1 & 2 of RP 175157 Parish of Maroochy ]
Scroll + Click [ Officer - Sunshine Coast Council ]
(microsoft word) [ Refusal Decision Notice ]

2004 "Adventura"
Sunshine Coast Wave Pool Development
$90m Water Park Holiday Village (Opposite) Corbould Park Racecourse
Natural Style Wave Lagoon (Early use of name?) re: Typhoon Lagoon
GC Warner Village were to build the Park.
2005 / 2007 / 2009 Dead lines came & went

(9th Sep 2012 -30th July 2016)... "Sunshine Coast for Wave Pools"

Aug 2016 > end of 2018 (re: Main Time line above)
2019 (Timeline Continues )

18 May 2019 New Era Lawyers $30m Capital underwriting for $450m ACTVENTURE Water Park resort.
Wave Pool is still very much the front & centre feature..
9th Sept 2019 Coolum Ranch wave pool

3rd Oct 2019 Coolum wave pool meeting

Oct 2019 Surf Lakes sell 5 waves licence to Sunshine Coast

Wave Pool Bullies team up to kick sand in Sunshine Park Wave Pool...

4th Nov 2019 "Invigorate Resort" +ACTVE Wave Pools > re-lodging DA (Nov)

6th Dec 2019 -"All talk and no action!" Future of WaterPark development uncertain.
Sanad push out the Development Application Deadline! (SC Daily)

15th Jan 2020- Glenview Water Park back before Council (An early local Title)
Thanx to "Glasshouse Country & Maleny News" (Pages 8-9)
Stage 1 Plans before Council..
*Water Park Tourist Attraction / Resort 165 villas (Original Code)
(replaces- Recently proposed trending Glamping / Van / Tent sites)
No Public submission period
*Waterpark has been down scaled but may also be only Stage 1.
The original loop linear Webber Wave Pool is not visible in this stage.
Pause: This Webber design has held promise for a good while on this site.
It shows that interest is still strong for a Surf Park on Sunshine Coast.

Article does include a small image of more definite Resort Plans
Shows 4 Pools - 2 of which are large enough for a Wave Pool + Flowrider?
Detailed set of Plans thanx to Your Neighbourhood
Certainly looks as if this is progressing with Massive 400 Carparking Lot
Also shows expansion area for 'water based activities' in next stages...2 Wave Pools?

Here's the past proposed design fly thru.
(Promo vid) [1:00] Flowrider [1:25] Wave Lagoon [1:35] Loop Linear Wave Pool


Sunshine Coast has 2 ACTVE wave pools + WSL Surf Ranch + Surf Lakes licence

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truebluebasher commented Friday, 22 May 2020 at 9:45pm

20th May - Sanad Press Release

New State Development Tourism Minister Kate Jones...$50m Kick Start
(Cocoon) Promo spikes all SEQ Day tourism - Wave Pool Developments...

Julian Wilson was the original backer of this Noosa wavepool

Been a long time coming, but that's pretty much standard for Wave Pools.
Designs have changed from "Pro Surf Set up" to Public & now!
tbb can add it ranks #3 Water Park in Qld...(#1 & #2 have wave pools)
Kate Jones is pushing for Council approval in weeks + end of Year dig?
Sanad say council is looking at end of June + be pushin' end of 2021 Park open
see previous article for detailed plans - submitted before Council Elections
New Council has 2 surfers onboard...interesting to see their take on the wave pool.

Bonus swellnet Qldurrz blurb on Cocooned Wave Pool KickStarts