A third URBNsurf wave pool project in Australia was just given approval this week. According to reports, the New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment has given the green light to the $24-million project within Sydney Olympic Park.
Utilizing Wavegarden’s technology, URBNsurf has aimed to bring wave pools to Australia to alleviate the crowded lineups. The other two projects are based in Perth and Melbourne, both currently in the works.
Executive Director of key sites and industry assessments Anthea Sargeant told Architecture and Design about the plan:
“It’s an innovative proposal, offering the chance to have world-class surfing at Sydney Olympic Park in Homebush, 25 kilometers [15.5 miles] from the ocean. The lagoon, which will allow for 80 patrons an hour, will have a wave generator that creates various swell conditions, perfect for beginners or experienced board riders. In addition to two surf breaks, there will be lagoon-side recreation features including a toddler pool, adventure playground, mini halfpipe skate ramp and climbing wall.”
Construction in Sydney is set to in the second half of 2018 and is expected to take up to 12 months to complete. Add another wave pool to the list you’ll one day be able to surf somewhere around the world.
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