Melbourne’s southeast will be the new home of a state-of-the-art surf park.
Pending council approval, the wave park in Dingley Village will be the biggest of its kind in the southern hemisphere, which is some pretty sweet news for Melbourne surfers on this side of the city. (Featured image: Pellicano Group)
The surf park, capable of generating six waves per minute of up to six feet in height, will include a zone for grommets to learn and pick up the sport as well as water-powered jet slides, water tunnels, a lazy river and potentially an aquarium. The main surf zone will be for the more advanced surfers so those with Olympic glory in mind won’t have to battle for space.
Having undergone a name change as well as addressing a number of concerns since its initial application, the renewed vision for SurfnPlay Aqua Park by the Pellicano Group will now see a reduction of building mass and height as well as a 25% increase in landscaping and 5500 square-metres of roofspace given to solar panels to power the park. In all, the $100M project will see 1.8 hectares given to indoor pools and 1.3 hectares of outdoor space.
This second wave park is powered by WhiteWater West, who is currently building a similar park in France, will go under development within twelve months once council approval has been met.
Melbourne’s other surf park, Urbn Surf, is located on the other side of the city near Tullamarine Airport and opened earlier this year.