Gold Coast "Endless Surf Wave Lagoon"

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truebluebasher started the topic in Friday, 12 Mar 2021 at 10:17am

Gold Coast Parkwood "Endless Surf Wave Lagoon"
$35m Project is set to open by 2023

Mayor kicks off proceedings ..."Fits the Bill Perfectly!"
Destination Gold Coast ..."Essential to Diversify"



"The Wave Park would be the Biggest Drawcard for Goldie in more than 2 decades."
"We want to make sure that Parkwood becomes the Home of GC Sport!"

Parkwood have been angling a wavepool for 3 years.
Surrounding Creek / Lakes are financially secured & up zones are in place.
"We will spend the next few months working with the community...
...and local council on getting the project approved."
Earlier free range approvals as good as stamp Water Park / rec on site!
Manager points to main Lake *Next to existing Golf Course & future Hotel.

Parkwood Site / WavePool ~ Qld Local history links

10 May 2020 (re: Courier Mail Paywall article )

May 2020 : Parkwood "Top Golf Director" signs to Surf Lakes

May 2020 : Surf Lakes " Enginuity Solutions" were to begin site works during 2021

Sept 2020 : Sunshine Coast Council approve Sanad "Endless Surf Wave Pool"
swellnet link

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truebluebasher Friday, 12 Mar 2021 at 1:58pm

Parkwood wasted no time for Wave Pool Promos.

Parkwood Wave Lagoon logistics...
Enough Water is secured by Parkwood.
Site is shrouded by hills so Wind is less a factor...

Flooding 1/20 year events will turn into a Mud Bath.

Site Access - Parkwood never, likely can't run a shuttle to GC #1 Transit Hub!
Long way from the Surf & not far from > (GC Uni / Hospital Tram Hub)
It's also hidden in a residential pocket...not a Qldurr Hwy Tourist Wave Pool
From Brisbane > GC 2 main roads are nearby to entice Brizzos from beaches.
Tram looks accessible but [ 714 ] Bus link (Hrly) + a/h ends before Park Close.
Napper Road Bus stops are about 1km paved walk to site. (Not Grom friendly!)
Highly unlikely to score a free shuttle bay at OZ # 1 Emergency Hospital.

Parkwood Country Club Boomer's offspring run a plush Jock's / Lycra Gym Hang.
tbb has checked out the site for Wave Pool machinations.
Very surprised by flocks of 'early birds' & after work recreation scene of all fit types.
Pool is already onsite so a Wave Pool wouldn't be outta place here!

Sure you may need high netting near tees but it wouldn't kill the vibe.
Walkers may vote to extend early open & leisurely evening yuppie surfie hang.
It does sound odd...but WSL jocks are also slotting a Wave Pool into a golf course.
Anyone for a Resident Man on Man Tennis / Golf / Surfing Pro...

Hours / Pricing
(Golf) 6 am - 10 pm ( floodlit mini golf) Wavepool could operate the same hours!
Wave Pool noise should have a buffer to houses > closer to Hotel guests.

Parkwood geared down prices & fits into Urbnsurf Corp Jock atmosphere.
More open to discounted packages with a host of bundled offsets.
eg: Board friendly Surf Tram > Free Shuttle will keelhaul the Boyz to the Yard.

Repeating the Parkwood Manager : "Biggest drawcard on Goldie for 20 years"
If that's true, then quality, price & transit must be accessible & open to all.
A lot rides on Tram shuttle access to GCCC / Oz #1 Emergency Hospital Cash Cow.
Crackin' open the GCCC Bank Vault takes friends in high places, that does!
Our dodgy Mayor's on Board! "The Bill's fit perfectly!" Something like that!

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truebluebasher Friday, 12 Mar 2021 at 2:14pm

swellnet link to Surf Lakes Gold Coast fishing expedition > (re: Parkwood Site)

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truebluebasher Tuesday, 4 May 2021 at 9:08pm

A few more News Promos

Endless Surf President Paul Chutter : " They share our passion for Pushing Technological Boundaries, putting Endless Surf as the Heart & Soul of their Development in order to build a vibrant community hub. The Venue's existing High-Performance Sports focus will lend itself to this World-Class Surf Showcase and help develop the talents of a whole new generation of Local Surfers."

Paul is the son of CEO Geoff Chutter (5 decades in the Job)

Luke Altschwagger : "If all goes well it could be open Open in as little as 2 years."

* $200m Mixed Development
* Surf Pool as the Centrepiece
* World Class + Flexible Waves for all types of Surfers.
* Easy Transport Access...( re: tbb transport review above! )

5th April GCB : "Detailed Investigation + Community Consultation"...(Usually 1 Month)
Qld Govt approve GCB [f] as Consult.(92 Comments so far...mostly daft...well they are!)
Possibly bump it up with in house Golf / Tourism Site [YES / NO] ... even The Club itself.
It need not be by Surfers but focused on surfers as complimentary to Club / Parkwood.

If anyone can get behind the GCB cool to share the Plans if any!
Anyhow, report is to show that it seems more than just a Promo & there is a move on...
Crew know that's news within itself for a GC Wave Pool development.

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truebluebasher Thursday, 30 Sep 2021 at 8:07pm

Gold Coast Parkwood "Giant Surf Park" Golf Resort
First actual on site Promo image....released today...

Parkwood Consult stage is over...
Today (Thursday 30th Sept 2021 ) Parkwood lodged plans with Gold Coast City Council

$200 > $300m Upgrade
9 Towers x 6-8 storey each overcrowd the waves in classic Goldie Timeshare Trolley Upzone Theme
So realistic... you'll dead set swear yer being boxed in... just like down at the beach...
225 res' units / Hotel / Offices / Education /Health-Rec / Dining overlooking the wave pool.

Wave Pool > 2 x (L/R) A frames...great for racing dual L/R comp rounds
Lagoon fits 70 with waves every 8 secs with rides lasting 12seconds giving 12-14 waves each/hr.

The photo is just one Wave Set option...Wave Variety & Quality will revolutionize the sport.
Precious little Crowd arena for Pro Comps
Reported as an elite Training Surf Sports Camp.
Focus is on faux Beach Front property showcased by VIP insta Beach Babes & Booze.
Note...all current Qld Wave Pools in councils are selling the Beach Bar & Bikini > (Family Tourism)

Additional info from Brisbane 9 news (Thursday)
"Parkwood Wave Pool" Project should start by end of 2022 > open by Xmas 2023...

Similar plans for Port Douglas / Paris / Dominican Republic / Vietnam

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truebluebasher Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021 at 10:34pm

Gold Coast 'Palm Springs' architectural Language
The Parkwood 'Palm Springs' Integrated Endless Surf Village
Surf HQ
European Style premium Beach Club / bar (North Beach)
Family Beach precinct (South Beach)
Extras include Event Lawn / Plaza +Weddings / Brewery and Bowling Lanes..
tbb mentioned the site has always aimed at everything for everyone.

Bus/Bike link Upgrade...proves that an entire rethink is underway.
Currently 100's of [P] > Project trims Visitors to 25 [P] (However Resort / Resident [P] is Massive?)
tbb is guessing this is a Massive Club with 1,000's of members

Wave Pool is seriously targeting Gold Coast Uni [+] Tramlink & local Gromz (In itself is Unusual)
Above 12th March 2021 (tbb reviewed : Bus Link/s being 1km distant walk from site )
A New Bus stop 'pair' is proposed at Wavepool Entry > Bus links Tram to Beaches
Equal bus link to and from City Beaches...(Note Bus priority is unusual in a Gold Coast development)

Logistics: Tram has expensive priority short/long term [P] rates adding $ 20-50 to surf (Unrealistic!)
Brizzos Train [P] > Tourists > Uni Stn Student [P] Permits can affordably access day Wave park Buses
Goldie Parents would need to drop off Gromz at City Tram / Bus Stops or Site.

Tram has board Racks but not for "Long Boards" or on Buses > No Peak ride -Surf Boards

Even more unusual for Goldie Whiteshoes is the priority onsite Bike [P]
295 Bike Racks over 3 levels is unheard of on the Goldie...This is a serious push for an Alt Grom hang.
Consider that Bus Stops are fitted on site & Buses don't do Peak Bikes/Boards.

Project is weirdly banking on a lot of fit local Gromz...( Uni is nearby & local tavern is a Jock hang?)
Focus seems to collar Family Grom to Youth Bike Gangs / Surf Tram / Booze / Babes a/h Party hang out.
tbb has noted the Pisspot / Fleshpot theme across all Qld Wave Pools

Council application certainly reveals more about Youthful Beach Disco focus for Wave Pool

Wave Pool & Wave Garden Plan ( Click & Scroll here for Endless Surf Models & designs )
Take yer time as Plans reveal much detail the more you look!
eg: This Model [ ES 4800 ] is the largest Wave Pool ( 282m x 84.5m ) Wave size 2ft-7ft (8-12secs)
3 zones Short Board (Expert) > Long Board (intermediate) > Foam Board (Beginner)
Private/Event mode ramps to 6ft full length 26 sec Barrel...Ok!

Notice (Thunderbirds) Surf HQ is central to Resort
Staff 50 > L/R separate Life Guards with own First Aid Rooms
This is a massive premium dedicated land bank Surf Resort / Beach Project.

tbb has a weird 1960's Surf Link to nearby 'Lake beach' that lends some local background.
Got a photo of a '60's Grom Surfing wind chop on Lake Coombabah ( served as Local's 'Beach' )
Oddly some still refer to it as a beach...(Youth are long attracted to these upper North local waters)
1969 Mike Doyle proposed a Northern Goldie 5 ft / 200yrd long ride every 40 seconds (Later Kelly)
Also note nearby Cable Ski World was once a similar large Youth hang...rebuilt west of Wet'n'Wild.
Kidz make these still Northern Waters a hang...could come on big for a good while!
Upper Coomera River Rope Swing has been a solid Local now Global Hang for 50 years or longer
What's weird is the simple all year round accessible nature of this site for's always on.
tbb rocked rock up with 70's Surfers / Punks > Tinnie rats / Backpackers / Cops > keeps puttin' out!
Meet the Locals...tbb salutes the great vidz...brings back memories...same fun spot as cool!

Unsure how a Local Quicky fits in! Too early to say but Wave Park should be accessible to all.
Focus is on Youth but also seemingly a VIP Boomer Members Package could yet feature as large.
Crew know these Member Packs are over the Top & priced for Kings!

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truebluebasher Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022 at 4:08pm

Luke Altschwager : "Largest Surf Pool in the World"

10th Aug 2022 Parkwood have submitted all relevant Docs to Gold Coast City Council

11-26th Aug 2022 Community Consultation Commences (15 days to have yer say! )

Parkwood Info Days (Via Bookings?)
Phone Luke 0421 987 784
Tickets :

16th Tues 5:30 pm
17th Wed 5:30 pm
20th Sat 10:00 am + 12:00 noon
27th Sat 10:00 am + 12:00 noon

2nd Sept 2022 Consultation Signs will come down (Extra Days : Due to School Holiday extension)

Council Application / Consultation is also running in Today's Courier Mail...(Paywall)

Website PVG Parkwood Village Golf and Surf Resort

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Nick Bone Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022 at 8:28pm

Wow. Watched that video. Those rendered images really remind of a surfy village lifestyle. Surely this is another that’s not gonna get past said video.

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truebluebasher Thursday, 11 Aug 2022 at 11:53pm

There is an alternate web site that assists with the current Wave Pool Development Process.
It is very handy as it affords direct line of enquiry...or here also...

Unfortunately it doesn't run a timeline but does explain each stage & where the Development stands.
So it is helpful to know that the current consultation is toward the end of the process.
tbb can throw in helpful Timestamps via above Media releases...should help get crew on the same page!

Gold Coast Wave Pool Development Approval Components include...

*Visual Amenity- (See next : Dictated by Acoustic Design)

*Acoustic Amenity ( Parkwood are concerned about noise & are sharing Acoustic build here...)

*Flood Management (2017 Parkwood Flooding Examples)

*Development "Application" Process (5 Stages)
First (3) stages have already been undertaken during 2021/22...

(1) 30th Sept 2021 Lodgement (Refer to 30th Sept 2021 comment for initial Plans / Info / Consult)

(2) Referral to Stakeholders Qld Govt etc...(Secret Men's Business!)

(3) GCCC extra info requirement (If needed!) re: 20th Oct 2021 (Link- Reveals Detailed Plans)

That brings us up to date & on the same page ......................................................................................................

(4) 11th Aug 2022 Public Notification / Consult / Feedback > re: yesterday 10th Aug for Timetable.
For entry level info ... Here's the Parkwood Organizer's Phone Number : 55633342

Next & Final Phase ...........................................................................................................................

(5) Gold Coast City Council Decision to Approve or Not?

Goldie Locals are only too happy to share these details of our Council's Wave Pool approval process
Hope it helps with yours!
eg: Very GC to have to book a Ticket for some Whiteshoe Stompin' Time!
Have to beg for equitable access to displays & info stands...being treated as Surf Village idiots!