Aventuur surf park development Jandakot

The City of Cockburn's response to realcommercial.com.au about the Aventuur surf park development Jandakot

Question: Has the project been given development approval?
Yes, the Metro Outer Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) approved the development on 20 March 2023, please see below a link to the relevant Agenda and Minutes.
20 March 2023 - Agenda - No 234 - City of Cockburn (dplh.wa.gov.au);
20 March 2023 - Minutes - No 234 - City of Cockburn (dplh.wa.gov.au)
Question: The environmental protection authority last month said the park doesn't require further assessment, which means the surf park is one step closer to opening. What is the council's reaction this news?
The City notes the application was referred to the Federal and State Environmental agencies, which advised they had no comment and no further review was/is required on an environmental level.
The City recommended several conditions relating to environmental considerations including a Revegetation Plan, a Native Fauna Management Plan and a revised Water Management Plan. This was in addition to various advice notes on the approval, which reference subsequent approvals under separate legislation relating to clearing permits being required and water licences.
Question: What will the positive and negative impacts of the surf park on the community and Perth more generally?
The proposal contributes positively to the built form of the Cockburn Central area, provides a specialised recreation and hotel facility, is a significant economic boost and tourist attractor for the area and Perth.
In June 2022, upon the WA State Government’s lease agreement with Aventuur for the establishment of the multimillion-dollar state-of-the-art wave park in Jandakot, City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett said it was an exciting milestone for the City and our community.
“Aventuur Surf Park will be a fantastic drawcard and will only enhance Cockburn’s position as a magnet for families and lifestyle seekers, especially with a population forecast to grow from 120,000 to 150,000 by 2031 and the inevitable pressure on leisure facilities and attractions,” Mayor Logan Howlett said.
“The City is always working to ensure it leverages opportunities to grow economic and employment opportunities in Cockburn and Aventuur is a prime example of that occurring.
“Just 25 minutes from the Perth CBD, Jandakot is the perfect location for such an exciting tourism destination venture. It will further activate Cockburn Central Town Centre, including stimulating the night-time economy and transforming the landscape to accommodate further tourism, entertainment and hospitality attractions.
“Cockburn Central is very well connected, right next to Kwinana Freeway and Cockburn Central Station, and the imminent Cockburn-Thornlie Link will make it even more accessible – this is great for our economy, construction and ongoing employment at the wave park and our City’s growing tourism offering.
“Cockburn Central which is a vibrant combination of mixed-use residential, retail and commercial properties and is one of the fastest growing communities in the Perth southern metropolitan area.
“The current catchment area for Cockburn Central includes residential areas such as Fremantle, Melville, Rockingham and Kwinana, with a combined residential population estimate of more than 900,000.
“The City of Cockburn is already home to the award-winning Cockburn ARC and Fremantle Football Club, while anticipation is high for the exciting $1b transformation of Cockburn Gateway Shopping City. Also in Cockburn Central, the Perth southern metropolitan area’s first private mental health hospital, Bethesda Clinic, opened its doors last month.”       

Question: What is the response among the local community to the park?
During the assessment stage of the application the development was advertised on the City’s public consultation website – Comment on Cockburn. 213 of the 215 submissions (or 99 per cent) indicated support for the development, with the two objections (or 0.9 per cent being opposed to potential traffic and congestion.

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City of Cockburn

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