Perth wave pool all washed up after bid for land rejected

Rhiannon Shine
Swellnet Dispatch

The Western Australian Government has rejected a request to hand over Crown land for a controversial wave pool proposed for the banks of Perth's Swan River.

Urbnsurf wanted to build the facility on four hectares of parkland in the well-heeled riverside suburb of Alfred Cove, south of Perth's CBD.

The proposed park would include waves ranging in size from "0.6-metre whitewater waves to 2.1-metre barrelling waves" designed for high-level performance surfing.

Urbnsurf claimed the facility would attract up to 300,000 visits per year and benefit tourism in the city. But locals raised concerns about the environmental impact of the project and the loss of access to the current bowls club and parklands on the site.

Minister refuses to lock out 'future generations'

Lands Minister Ben Wyatt said he had notified Urbnsurf that he would reject a proposal by the City of Melville to utilise a portion of Crown land for the project.

He said although the land parcel made up less than 10 per cent of the overall land required for the development, the proponent had previously indicated that it was necessary for the project to proceed.

"While I admire the enthusiasm of the developers, we must remember that it is land owned by the community and without local support it is impossible to justify locking future generations out of the space which was designated for public recreation and constant use," Mr Wyatt said.

He said the State Government remained open to working with the developers to find a more suitable site.

"The rest of the land is freehold land owned by the City of Melville so if they can recalibrate their project and fit it on the City of Melville's project then that is up to the City of Melville," he said.

"The Government is keen to work with the proponent to try and find a better location for a project that I am enthusiastic about."

"The proponent has a good idea, we just have to find a better location."



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Blowin Thursday, 28 Mar 2019 at 7:37pm

AKA take your dickhead magnet surfy theme park somewhere else where the locals don’t feel the urge to vomit if there is a car parked in their street worth less than a hundred grand.

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unclevernon Thursday, 28 Mar 2019 at 9:58pm

The Urbnsurf mob seemed rather innocent of politics from the get go and were dreaming if they thought they could get that thing built on prime riverfront real estate. They were already facing a pretty massive NIMBY campaign anyway with plenty of unresolved environmental problems to be dealt with even before the state gov shot it down.

They lost me with the typical bullshit calls of 6ft barrels on offer anyway.

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Eugene Green Thursday, 28 Mar 2019 at 10:43pm

That computer image is hilarious!

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truebluebasher Thursday, 28 Mar 2019 at 11:06pm

Clever unclevernon knows the score..
Council listed the site as an old Toxic Dump that the town had dressed over.
URBNSURF claimed they could scrape just deep enough short of contamination.
Beneath the site flows the Aquifer that URBNSURF needs to freely fill the Wavepool.

Main issue being running the Bore water thru contamination out into River.
Very similar to Waco...with the Brain bugs living beneath...(Ok but with pool linings!)

URBNSURF filtration is said to be drinkable but is not guaranteed as Town Water.
If just one cup full fails it's a Shitstorm for folks & river with no coming back.

Given that URBNSURF Wales have WR torn linings & 4 dump/refills in a short time.
The very last people you want for this Aquifer bugged Toxic Wave pond by the River.
Pretty gutsy call by WA to derail the Gravy Train...tbb never saw that coming!

tbb dedicates W.A. wavepool ode to Blowin
URBNSURF (sic) Riding the wave of Self Righteousness by J.P.Quinton

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GFC Monday, 1 Apr 2019 at 7:17pm

TBB, thanks for the link to the Construction Water Management Plan. The wave pool layout shown a few pages in hasn't been widely publicised by Urbnsurf. The anti-wave pool locals have been saying for months that the wave pool was going to clear lots of native vegetation and stop access to the river. From the plan it is pretty clear that the pool was only going to take over the bowling greens and some of the adjacent rugby ovals. Urbnsurf really have only themselves to blame in proposing the site without selling it properly to the local community. Interesting to see if they abandon the concept in WA or have a crack elsewhere...

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Hootz75 Friday, 29 Mar 2019 at 8:50am

The WA government is piss weak. Land is very much under-utilised and would be perfect place for this park.
If the enviro impact is risky then demand they change their construction design to manage the risk.
If the changes to construction costs make it no longer feasible then the developer has to find an alternative site.
West Australians are sick of governments saying no to everything unless it wins them votes.

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truebluebasher Friday, 29 Mar 2019 at 2:13pm

tbb acknowledges Nyoongar people's 'Marradungup' Place of Dead Water'

Wavepark Site 'Tompkins Park Tip closed in Jan/1964.(Zoned: Restricted Use Only)
It is the largest contaminated / remediated site on The Swan River.
50th anniversary of remediation was celebrated with 60 aboriginals/locals.

SERAG Swan Estuary Reserves Action Group remediate Tip by native revegetation.
1953- 1964. Toxic waste has been slowly filtered out from Surface & Groundwater.
Toxic? Public Tip also took Builders Mixed Waste cocktails eg: Asbestos/Silica/Resins.
The site was coated with a metre of fill raising it above 1/100 Flood levels.

Dig as little as one metre and you'll expose the toxic waste.
Groundwater restarts from 2ft down to 2 metre baseline so Toxic Cocktail
Hence the slow release filtering by SERAG native vegetation to mop up.

Along comes do gooderz URBNSURF & coincidentally targets Swan's biggest Tip.
URBNSURF smell free water low cost Tip lease + free flush river site. Tick Tick Tick.

URBNSURF say locals are lying about toxic site...(Oddly! Never won the locals over!)

Let's say they re-open the Tip site fill it with toxic Groundwater to swamp the Swan

Whiteshoe Brigade generally throw shares inside Govt planning to bait Council eg:

Govt rep: Wavepool pumps use less Groundwater per/hr than Sport Field irrigation
Council : Wow! All say Aye!
Local: But Wavepool bore runs 24/7 discharging 348KL/day into the Swan...
Security ! SECURITY! Please escort this gentleman from the Chambers...

Govt rep: Wavepool UV filtration shames Green Field fertilizers + Stormwater runoff.
Council: Fantastic! All say Aye!
2nd Local: Wavepool has 1,000L chem vat + Rain is not 24/7 but Pool runoff is!
Security! SECURITY! Please if you may assist!

Govt rep: In any event Wavepool Geotech Lining is impervious (100 year warranty).
Council: 100 yr Impervious! That's good right! All say Aye!
3rd Local: 100% rip tear fails + several dumps & refills with all their Wavepools.
Security! SECURITY! You know the score!

Govt rep: Wavepool improves safe Recreational Access with Surf Coaching/SLSC
Council: Ticks all boxes! Did he say Nippers! All say Aye!
Last Local: Visitor only entry Fee + Nipper/Parent Year Pass sign up + Exclusive Club.
Security! SECURITY! "Just...Hold up & call off the Bouncers! "
'Ok! Let's give the punk a minute & not a second more!'

Both Darwin & Perth Waterfront Wave Pools are Surfing Australia standard.(Fact!)
Darwin Wave Lagoon Fees for Grom Booger >$35 Year Pass > Less than 10c / day
That works out at a packet of waves for 1 cent + They throw in the Board for free.

Can URBNSURF match quality of Darwin Wavepool pricing & service...
& will all Perth Groms be able to afford waves equally as neighbouring Darwin Kidz.

Hardly a trick question & No! tbb doesn't expect an open honest intelligent answer...
I'm guessing the Kids must also leave the room now so a pathetic excuse is given.
Move along people..nothing to see here!
Ask yourself! How any Council could support such a Yuppie Hoax! ($ Monorail $)

tbb will even throw in a rubbery EAR

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gray Friday, 12 Apr 2019 at 1:32pm

Nicely put, most enjoyable...

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frog Friday, 29 Mar 2019 at 6:11pm

True blue basher condensed post=

"This was an old tip site. Dig and it gets toxic. Bad choice of land "

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truebluebasher Friday, 29 Mar 2019 at 10:35pm

Bad Choice? Maybe if it were just this site...

Planning officials knock them back in each'n'every town & country they set foot in.

Amazingly they always get what they paid for by spinning the same old line.
Look over there > They're worse, they use more, usually throws them off the scent.

Here's a sneak peak inside their next can of worms...(Warning! Same ol' Song!)
Sydney Olympic Park Authority / Planning Dept / Dept of Primary Industries..
None were at all happy with URBNSURF Water use/Drainage/Discharge.

Yep! You guessed it! Once again code for it's already rubber stamped...Tally Ho boys!

By the way! The golf Course Story doesn't hold water, it's full of Holes.
Wave Parks use more water than Golf Courses & Nuclear Power Plants...

Far as tbb can tell only cotton farmers poach more water than Wavepool operators.
#1 Recreational Eco vandals giving surfing a bad name...Dump them & fast

Surfers need to totally redesign Wave Parks to near neutral resource footprint.
What we have seen from Surf Reps is a disgraceful procession of Eco disasters
We all see it & know it's true but choose to ignore it....I say we yank the chain!

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JakeBathurst Saturday, 30 Mar 2019 at 6:26pm

wow knocked back for environmental reasons in West Oz ? maybe they should had said their just building a Gas Plant .

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truebluebasher Saturday, 30 Mar 2019 at 10:48pm

I believe the reason given was that Wave pool was to posh for public recreation.
The hourly fee being higher than Ballet or Pro Putt Putt. [Oz Elitist Snob's Club].
Melbourne Airport labels URBNSURF Wavepark as {Elite Precinct} Not for Scum!

Alfred Cove are just normal millionaires failing to make the cut as Wavepool clientele. Govt will direct URBNSURF to poach a Polo field for a marble wavepool in Dalkeith

Darwin wavepool pays for its water / URBNSURF will source water freely.
Darwin wavepool water is Govt compliant / URBNSURF water is not tested the same.
URBNSURF charge WA groms 5,000 x more per/hr than Darwin Wavepool.

How the hell do you score free resource then sell it back to town @ 5,000 x the rate..
Qlder tbb is from Joh era and can smell the Whiteshoe Brigade from oceans away.
Kick start their derregible and chart them into the next Cyclone.

In any world price gouging disqualifies foreigners from free Land & water handout.

'C'mon tbb, did ya see those Waves Dude!'
Sorry! Votes are in...Surfers are next gen Murray River / CBD Water Hogs.
That's exactly how a growing number of communities now see surfers.
No Surfers in our town thanx! How do Surfing Australia /WSL plan to reverse trend?

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jacksprat Sunday, 31 Mar 2019 at 6:35pm

If you had no interest in surfing (and most don't), would you really want to live next to this? On second thoughts, even if you do surf, would you want to? Lights, noise, idiots - it would be an instant version of every other surf spot.

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velocityjohnno Sunday, 31 Mar 2019 at 7:12pm

The entire foreshore in front of the Perth CBD is reclaimed land. Why not whack it there? Or with all the work and change in the Burswood to Belmont area, maybe find space there. South Perth foreshore? So much flat grassed land around the river, some of which is not a tip site. Adventure World is near Bibra Lake for precedent... Woodman Pt... Maybe Freo Ports can reclaim some more land...

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kookfactor Monday, 1 Apr 2019 at 12:40am

Charging punters to take a toxic bath in what they created seems ironic, reap what you sow free land to a money grubbing grabass to sting everyone in the pocket to enjoy the said bath is a bit on the nose, similar to the stench that would come from below. Better to keep it as a park where dogs can shit and humans can unload bulk chemicals to keep green, business as usual. Message to Perth surfers keep flappin in ya 1ft onshore slop muhaha.

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Kellya Monday, 1 Apr 2019 at 1:00am

The whole of the Swan/Canning river and surrounding areas is under utillised. Perth is stuck in the 80’s with its development and planning for infrastructure. No surprise at all that Governmentt has stepped in and squashed yet another development opportunity.

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truebluebasher Monday, 1 Apr 2019 at 2:18am

Night after night brainwashed by autobot wave loop over & over & over & (One Day!)
A kid's coin toss in Mall fountain *@....i=::::::::::::::::::::: (This crazy guy just goes nuts!)
Local News: 'Whatever pushed such a nice guy over the edge? We'll never know!'

Note URBNSURF built out their own Town (re: Above) & flooded Texas neighbours.

VJ is right it pays to know this was not URBNSURF 1st knock back in Perth...
First set of Plans were well advanced & not lousy at all.
Real Estate Promo
Ultra Lounge Studio/Sketch Gallery
Promo Vid (Check Taj cameo)

Boss was rubbishing locals waves on this earlier dig...Cocky bunch this lot!

*Notice Subiaco Treatment Plant Water pipeline could go via Rail line to flood Arena.

Oddly PalmyraWales>Wavepool-all link footy tip for 2nd site?
Now also knocked back.

URBNSURF are big on Footy/Sports arenas in OZ (Footy/SLSC training venue $$)
Notice near all Footy Clubs bodybash on Mon/Tues...SLSA trains Wed/Thurs/Fri
Govt Money for Footy Boofs / SLSA / Olympic Surfers / Disabled Sessions (Booked!)

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velocityjohnno Monday, 1 Apr 2019 at 1:18pm

A flooded Subi oval would be nicer on the cruciate ligaments methinks.

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ArtVandelay Monday, 1 Apr 2019 at 1:53pm

Of all the things that were never going to happen......this was never going to happen the most. Prime riverfront land in a snooty upperclass "old money" suburb. Yeah right !!
Get a chunk of land in Welshpool or some industrial precinct out near the airport and get real.

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Timmy 56 Tuesday, 2 Apr 2019 at 3:37pm

It's not over yet, heard on the radio they had talks with Wyatt over an alternative site, namely Burswood, ironically another old tip site.

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Good old Wait Awhile!

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kookfactor Tuesday, 2 Apr 2019 at 8:32pm

Burswood sewn up by big biz and chinese money to finance hotels,casino's and other laundering activity. Could broken gamblers look to get pitched on 4ft cylinders after lucking out. Proximity to airport could see package deals of foreigners line up for a new thrill after fleecing from 6star clip joints. Somehow the attraction to the river sites seems like co joined twins, because they can recycle the water after piss levels reach extreme and punters eyes start to sting.

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truebluebasher Thursday, 11 Apr 2019 at 7:51pm

Hold the Banana Boat, dab on some Zinc we got ourselves a Wavepool Rally Ma!

Perth Surf Park Supporters Rally Sun' 3pm @ N/E Tompkins Park (Off Dunkley Ave)

Please share & invite your friends...*Kidz activities *Live local music *Surf Stalls
*Give Aways include ~ Chopper Flight ~ Hotel/Dinner Package ~ Surfboard + Merch.

Don't forget BYO Board-Surfboard-Bodyboard-SUP's-Whatever your preferred craft.
Will have a great prize for that to...The more Boards the more waves we can make!
(Pet Bodybasherz must be kept on a leash)

Please don't park on the resident's Veggies (sorry! that should read) 'Verges'.

Govt > Try buying your own land you cheap arse snobs.
URBNSURF > Perth Waves Suck.
Perth Surf Park Supporters > Our Waves Suck [URBNSURF RULEZ]
Locals: URBNSURF Wavepool would look great way down that way somewhere 8,000 Petition for wavepool overlooked by the only official letter against.

News Article...10th April 2019

Perth Surf Park Supporters + Wavepool fly-thru (click)...[We want this in Perth]


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truebluebasher Monday, 15 Apr 2019 at 11:43am

WA swellnet Soundwavepoolparty ...features 3 WA Surfpark bands.

Hot Sand
King Brown

tbb- Bonus Wavepool Track :
Local / Brad Fraser : "We want a Surf Park in Perth"

tbb bonus Wavepool poem
Local / J.P.Quinton : "URBNSURF or Riding the wave of self righteousness"

tbb bonus Promo instrumental: Aloha Surfhouse (wavepool) Joondalup WA.

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truebluebasher Friday, 21 Jun 2019 at 12:37pm

tbb was doing a tidy up & dug up an old school 'Joh' Whiteshoe Brigade trick.
Just so happens, Melville Council plain forgot about the Public Notice/s boards.
Seems they pulled a swifty & fast tracked the Wave Pool resulting in its demise.
Libs scribbled a pic in the Oz critters Colouring in Book...("EPA rubber stamp!")

Swan Foreshore Protection Association took their Council to court.
Court found that Council had failed to comply but URBNSURF lease was still valid...
tbb believes wrongdoing was enough for State Govt to cast doubt on council checks.

Swellnetonians are smart enough to suss an inside job...not for the 1st or last time!

Direct yer blame towards Melville Council for sinking this & any future wavepools.
State Labor merely stamped the bloody idiots on the forehead...Durr!

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truebluebasher Monday, 2 Mar 2020 at 3:48pm

23rd August (*2018 ) Surf Lakes "Mandarah Waters"
Collins Pool (About 8-10kms seaward of Pijarra Station/s)
Near Pyramids (Surf Spot) Dual Seaway Access.
170 ha- Lots 1,552, 1441, 1492 Parkhills Lane
West Pinjarra +West of Forrest Hwy
Midway between Greenlands & Beachham Rds

Palmer Group have Murray Council in principal support...
A Beach area for Concerts + Polo Equestrian Events + Concerts
Surf Lake + Beach Volley Ball Comps + Family Events
Brewery + Produce + Market Stalls

Indoor Pool / Hot Springs / Treatment Rooms
On site Accom- Chalets+Caravans+Park Homes+Seasonal Workers
Zoning caters for most activities
More details in coming months....

Surf Lakes WA Plans

There's been no further word on this Project...

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truebluebasher Friday, 20 Sep 2019 at 11:49pm

17th Sept 2019 (The Age)
URBNSURF say company lost about $500,000 from WA Govt decision.

Article mostly focuses on URBNSURF Melbourne & Sydney sites
note: Many comments are starting to focus on water waste with Wave Pools.

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Remigogo Saturday, 21 Sep 2019 at 12:37pm

I've played a few ends at Melville on a few occasions and I can say the morning easterly and Freo doctor just howl through that location. I wouldn't think there would be much joy most times of day.

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truebluebasher Wednesday, 10 Jun 2020 at 12:46am

Update: News Articles are full of Urbnsurf whinging about everyone/everything.
tbb refused to let it pollute the Timeline (re: Urbnsurf lied to everyone, does tbb care!)

8th Aug 2019 Melville Times
Govt are continuing to work with URBNSURF as a priority development to find a site.
Parties begin working together & Ross says some kind words about Govt.
* (Big News) Brisbane is touted as URBNSURF site
Govt has appointed an Official to drive URBNSURF through approvals

Note: tbb was researching Team Australia Olympics training @ URBNSURF.
Tagged along down the page was a snippet about Perth URBNSURF wavepark.

"In December it was revealed the WA State Govt. & proponent URBNSURF were negotiating for a new site, again in Perth's Southern Suburbs."

tbb tracked down this back article...really stoked...happy to share!
Urbnsurf Site is 60kms North of proposed Surf Lakes Site (re: 23rd Aug'18 Above)
5th Dec 2019 (Joe Spagnolo goes on to write near all Press articles)

12th Dec 2019
Cockburn Gazette 'Urbnsurf Spruik Wave Park Site' by Ben Smith (crew send thanx!)

Govt 5.7 ha site on Prinsep Rd next to Kwinana F/way & Armadale Rd. Jandakot

"WA Govt have been helpful in moving the project forward & were excited for park!"

"Transport Arteries + Cockburn Central Station"
"Less Nimby's less residential Outcry!"
"We are able to orientate the Lagoon into prevailing wind."
"No civil construction or Enviro challenges
"Site was further from Perth than ideal"
"Less than perfect 30min radial base but half good on south side!"

Follow Up searches on Cockburn Wave Park reveal nothing, so only time will tell.

Basic Public Transit info.
Relying on WA crew with views on Cockburn / Rail Station site?
(20km South of Perth >15km South of Freemantle +10km from Coogee Beach)

Same problem as Victoria No Surfboards on Airport/city Buses (Only Beach Bus Line)
Try 2hrly figure 8 Mall pick up surfboard shuttle drops to feed the Wave Park train?
Surfers pay drivers wage for Shuttles + (70mins / $6 Rail-Air Bus for Boogerz is Ok!) .
Train & Site seem perfect...Oz Wide it's often the Buses refusing the Surfboards...
tbb reckons URBNSURF needs a Public Transport rep/advocate to sort vital link.

PS: CBD Racecourses have affordable central wastelands big enough for Massive Wavepools
Many already have central lake / approved + also get free perimeter light poles...just saying!
Take a bet on how Horse Racing plays out with Wave Pool Crew...might be worth a gamble!
tbb does not approve but it's not my money & nation wide good CBD land is going to waste!

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truebluebasher Thursday, 27 Feb 2020 at 10:54am

RWR (thanx) Here's the proposed urbnsurf Site.

On closer inspection the (lakes) are 2-5kms opposite the freeway/Main line.
"Adventure World" is nestled amongst these lakes...

URBNSURF have always sought affordable water that they can treat themselves.
Jandakot Airport runoff is near, so too a very green Public golf course
The whole region looks green...gotta be groundwater access about.

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truebluebasher Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020 at 9:14pm

March 8/12th 2020 'Cockburn Gazette' (Continues from above Cockburn reports)
WA State Govt converted the central Cockburn site to Crown Land.
Working on Lease arrangements with $20-40m Wave Park proponent Urbnsurf.
The 5.7 ha site is on Prinsep Road.

Govt MP Ben Wyatt said they've wanted to get the Wave Park off the ground.
We were determined to find a suitable location.

Mr Ross said Jandakot site was one of 3 that Urbnsurf was looking at in Perth.
The Group could now undertake a detailed feasibility study into the site.

Core Logic ...$20m Urbnsurf WA Wave Park (Early Planning....Planning)
Urbnsurf hire Core Logic / Cordell connect for all Oz Wavegarden Pools
Estimated Values- Melbourne-$10m /WA- $20m / Sydney - $23m

Massive Wave of support for a WA-Perth wavepool seems to have dried up!
tbb has trouble uncovering any interest for Perth urbnsurf wave pool during 2020.
Only one (WA) reserved mention of support / re: Ctngoodvibes 7th June 2020 seabreeze.

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* 2016 Ex Mayor Aubrey's 30+10+10 year Urbnsurf Lease over the Bowls Club
* Ex Mayor Aubrey's 100 Club

* New (Oct) Mayor's conflict of interest casting vote for Bowls Club 50 year Lease .

" Yes! That notorious Melville Bowling Club. " Look away Gromz!

Corrupt turfed out Mayor is outraged & launches petition at Surf Shop front.

8 Aug 2020 ~ [ Melville Community Admin Insights ]

Hypocrites? Dirty Politics? Revenge?

I see the 'Community Association' set up by Mr Aubrey & supporters of the Surf Park are on the march against the new council.

It appears they want to apply a 'pub test' to the bowls club lease, yet they scoffed at that idea when it was raised on the Surf Park deal.

You know, 'The Wave Park'.
Where Council Manager and his Business Partner, also a Community consultant owned shares in Urbnsurf.
Where the Manager was friends with the Wave Park's owner.
Where ex Mayor Aubrey knew about it, before the proposal was made.
Where there was no Public Consultation.
Where there was No Tender.
Where Council didn't even own the Land that it was trying to Lease Out.

Did I miss anything?

You may recall Mr Aubrey's cyber-ally mouthpiece and operator of multiple bogus Facebook Accounts...

And for those interested, the petition is, surprise, surprise, at Powerhouse Surf...
Say no more!

Vanessa Robertson is the secretary of GMCA (Att.)

PS: Former Mayor can't leave this alone. He needs to be assessed. Remember the Protest Gig put on by The Urbnsurf Group and then Mayor Aubrey, on the foreshore.
There were more Dogs than People there....None was interested. (See April above)
Why doesn't he just give it a rest.

tbb : Yes! Vanessa, you missed....
Council staff's Urbnsurf shares soared with approval then sold as potential conflict.
Council lost court case by omitting info on crooked public notice boards (re: June)
Local's tireless Toxic Dump site transformation was branded rubbish by Urbnsurf.

Urbnsurf Wave Park supporters can direct blame at corrupt former Liberal Council.
No decent State Govt should rubber stamp such a seedy hot bed of corruption.

State Labor rightly pulled the plug on Lib's toxic putrid Wave Pool.
WA Labor Govt have even rewarded Urbnsurf the choice of several parcels since.
re: December Cockburn Station Site (Above) is one of 3 sites on offer.

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Remigogo Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 12:46pm

Long may they bowl at Tomkins Park.

I enjoy your coverage of this stinky situation tbb.

Keep up the good work.

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truebluebasher Tuesday, 5 Jan 2021 at 5:13pm

[Confirmed] WA is getting a Wavepool.
31 Dec 2020 Jandakot /Cockburn site is going ahead
(re Urbnsurf Jandakot Wave Pool > Transit access guide is available above)

Urbnsurf is referring to this as first & foremost their "Perth" Wave Pool.

Urbnsurf CEO : Damon Tudor say company was ready to sign in 2021.
'Our plan for the Site (near Cockburn Stn.) is to move as quickly as possible...
If the site comes up & we get agreements, we're going to move on that pretty quickly.
We are hopeful Cockburn residents we're going to accept the new proposal.'
Now we can actually bring a real live example of the value to the community.

Site would be similar to Melbourne + 3 Blue Ducks + ( A pool )
Brisbane Site is next in line... (Note: AMW Proposal on North Side of Brisbane)

tbb: Overview shows nearby Lakes / Water Park / Golf / Mwy / Rail...
Hard to imagine any rejection of obvious nature. Quite the opposite you'd think.
Being Govt Land, it probably has a few side claims of he said she said.
Just a matter of getting nearby plentiful water piped to the site.
Would imagine the Govt covered that before prioritising this site for Urbnsurf.

Wave Pool Mag

PS: Facebook have lock out open updates to WA Bunbury Airwave!
tbb checked 4 days ago & link was fine...this week it's all locked out...
Web Site is dated June 2019 ( Call out for a WA link for Surf Tech updates!)
Last news was for another attempt Jan 2021 (If not) > March!

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truebluebasher Monday, 19 Jul 2021 at 9:16am

WA ...(The recent rival Wave Park bid. )
Stirling Wave Park Plans were first raised by Fed MP Vince Connelly.

Nov 2020...WA Stirling Mayor said City was approached by a Wave Park proponent.
Feb 2021...WA Stirling Mayor proactively met another Wave Park proponent.

It was then revealed that both proponents were pursuing another location in Southern Perth.

17th June 2021...Stirling sets aside a prime site for a wave pool and is in talks with the 2 proponents.
Offering up a former land fill site between Admin Centre & Mitchell Freeway.

Indicating it was a good fit for it's already strong Surf Culture & 7.5km of surf breaks.
A Wave Park would also provide year-round quality surf options for locals & visitors alike.

To be continued...

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truebluebasher Monday, 19 Jul 2021 at 9:36am

12th July 2021 - Stirling Wave Park (Rival bid) ...continues.

Urbnsurf CEO Damon Tudor :
"We welcome the interest Stirling expresses for a Wave Park in their area!"
"This shows the demand that exists across Perth."
"The only location under consideration by the WA Government is in Jandakot."
"Any comments about a project in Stirling would be premature."

This same News Article can be linked from the next Jandakot Wave Park update...continues...

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truebluebasher Monday, 19 Jul 2021 at 12:05pm

12 July 2021 WA...continues from Stirling (Image of Stirling Wave Pool) Note > Wavegarden Cove.

More or less of a twist on that design at the end of in this report...

back to Urbnsurf Jandakot Surf Park.
Urbnsurf has reiterated it's commitment to Jandakot as home of Perth's first Wave Park
1999 : Bayswater Waves "Liberace Wave Grotto" (aside)

CEO Damon Tudor : "Jandakot was still the apple of their eye..."
"We are absolutely committed and have lodged a formal proposal with WA Govt & is being assessed."
Timelines : " Start 2022 > Ready to Surf in first quarter 2023...( Realistic pending Govt support.)

"With our proposal we are confident of a shorter delivery time frame against other developers!"
"Eco sustainable Wave Park caters for 300K/yr with plans for onsite accom.

Recap: Up until now...It was reported that Urbnsurf Wave Cove was to be replicated in Jandakot.
However! We now read "Other Developers" + "Endless Surf Design" (Wot is goin' on here crew?)
Other Developers? ( Being a WA State Govt municipal lease site, it will likely require a rival tender.)
But no news of a rival bid has been reported on this site to date?

Until now: There are currently 2 bids (as required) for the block on Prinsep Road Jandakot.
The other bid is submitted by "rival" Wave Park "Start Up" ( Aventuur ) Huh!

Aventuur boasts Urbnsurf founder / shareholder Andrew Ross as a partner...
Founded in 2019 a`ventuur > Posh Wave Pools > Exclusive rights to Wave Garden Cove in the Pacific.
Pacific : eg: NSW / Vic / NZ / Singapore / Fiji.
29th Sept 2020 Urbnsurf founder joins as a partner but retains shares in Urbnsurf.

Urbnsurf knows it needs an upgraded rival bid to both jag > upgrade > fast track Jandakot site.
Note: Insider trading blew the Melville Wave Pool deal & now 2 deals with shares in each? OMG.
Gonna have to Paddle out that { White Board }
a`ventuur Wavegarden Cove : Proposal > $70m - 100 room Hotel + Posh Sports / Wellness Facilities.
Urbnsurf > Endless Surf...Proposal > $20-40m + Standing Waves / Swim Pool / Restaurant > (Accom)
Urbnsurf advise it will be Tech Agnostic at WA site and other locations (Open to change after deal?)

$40m -$70m for a local kidz Wave Pool hang Wow! How did Wave Pools ramp into White Shoe Resorts!
19th March 2021 Urbnsurf Damon Tudor

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truebluebasher Thursday, 19 Aug 2021 at 12:54am

19th July 'Wave Pool Mag' finished Part 2 of their review on same arvo as tbb.
Continues on from the Last 'Damo' / Duel article above...but is the essential Review.

Certainly worth backtracking to share...tbb is sure the crew will agree!
Ok! So a lot of Team Playing & chest beating Duels...etc...but it goes much deeper.
Damo' is sharing quite a lot of Wave Pool insights & that's rare!
eg: Endless Surf
A - Frame > End2End Point break > Airs > Different L/R Waves at same time.
Run Biggest Waves & Groms / Kooks on the inside
160m (26 sec' Ride ) 2x longer than Urbnsurf.
All with 40% less water!

"Battle for Perth" Parts 1 & 2 Salute to Bryan Dickerson...Go for it!
Wavepool wades into the deep end ... Big Call...see wot you think!