Wave Park Proposal - Alfred Cove


In April 2017 City of Melville entered into a ground lease agreement for the development of a Wave Park surf, recreation and leisure facility in Alfred Cove.

The Wave Park facility (URBNSURF) will be a unique and transformative first of its kind development for the Melville community and for the State, offering the wider Perth community a brand new sport facility.

For the Melville community this facility will be an addition to their already rich and diverse sports facility offerings.

A transformational project of this type is complex by nature and the City has worked through a long process guided clearly by the Local Government Act to allow the project to be fully considered.

As a condition of the lease measures have been put in place to ensure all the appropriate assessments of risks and impacts will be conducted, with the lease requiring the Wave Park Group to secure approvals from a large number of external agencies

The onus is now on the Wave Park Group to meet these approvals and conditions before the project can become a reality, without which the project will not go ahead.

View the Ground Lease for Wave Park Surf Sports Recreation & Leisure Facility.

View the 11 June 2018 Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) decision – Tompkins Park Wave Park Project.

View the Supreme Court Decision

Informing Documents:

Community Benefits

The Wave Park will offer social and economic benefits.

Importantly the development will provide a financial opportunity to help keep rate increases as low as possible into the future for Melville ratepayers. 

During the construction stage of the project estimates are that:

Of the $28.0 million total construction cost for this facility, approximately 20% will be directly returned to the local economy, with

51 FTE jobs and $5.2 million will be generated in incomes and salaries 

Once operational the project will also have the potential to deliver: 

  • $25.3 million worth of additional output (including $10.3 million in direct impacts).
  • $11.9 million contribution to GRP (including $4.0 million through direct impacts).
  • $7.6 million in incomes and salaries paid to households (including $2.7 million in direct incomes).
  • Employment totaling 122 FTE jobs (including 53 direct jobs).
  • Increased employment of unskilled and older/youth labour;
  • Increased tourism visitation to other areas within the City of Melville;
  • Increased local participation in sport and sport development opportunities;
  • Improved place activation and more diverse local use of the space;
  • Improved community involvement.

For further information or enquiries, call 9364 0666.

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