There's plans to turn Subiaco Oval into a surf park
Yesterday it was revealed there is a - pretty ambitious - plan to turn Subiaco Oval into an urban surfing village in the middle of the Perth western suburb, and well fuck yes. It's a $120 million proposal that will house an artificial wave lagoon as the centrepiece, to be surrounded apartment living, retail areas and more. The plans included (via Perthnow):
- 300m-long by 120m wide freshwater lagoon using “Wavegarden” wave generating technology only used in two European surf parks, with another under construction in Texas.
- Six zones with different sized waves catering for everyone from beginners to professionals, with scope for other water-based activities including 300m swimming laps. Waves would be up to 2m high and travel 200m for a 30-second ride.
- 220 dual-aspect one and two bedroom apartments ranging from $500,000 to $800,000.
- New elevated public parkland with views over Subiaco, Kings Park and Perth CBD dedicated market hall and plaza and hospitality.
- 52 TERRACED homes along the railway line; and a permanent home for the WA Football Hall of Fame.
For some idea of what we're talking about, here's a video to fuel your stoke:
For more information head to the Subi Surf Park WEBSITE for a detailed breakdown of everything, including plenty of artist's impressions to get you frothin' to dust off your board and dream of waves in Perth that don't close out. Let's be honest this is probably too cool/forward thinking for Perth to really get around, but hey, kids gotta dream, right?