$24 million plan to add wave pool to Sydney Olympic Park

Waves of people will be moving from the packed beaches of Sydney to the newest water destination in Sydney, just 25km away from the coast in Sydney Olympic Park.

The $24 million wave pool will be built over the current P5 car park near ANZ Stadium, which NSW Sports Minister Stuart Ayres said will rival the city’s beaches.

“Forget about Bondi or Manly, you can come straight here to Sydney Olympic Park and get the best waves you’ll find anywhere,” Mr Ayres said.

“Sydney Olympic Park is a thriving business, entertainment and sporting precinct.

“It’s already a hive of activity, from the skate parks to mountain cross; we can now throw surfing into the mix.”

Perth-based Wave Park Group has confirmed that it has been nominated as the preferred proponent over a 3.2ha site located at Sydney Olympic Park, with the wave pool being called Urbn Surf.

As well the lagoon, there will be a retail shop, cafe, indoor restaurant and alfresco bar, along with change rooms, rental area, and first aid and lifeguard rooms. There will also be a two-storey surf academy with teaching and training facilities.

The park will create artificial waves ranging between 1.7 and 0.6 metres high, allowing all levels of surfers to practice and enjoy their sport, without having to travel to the beach.

The surfing lagoon will feature Wavegarden wave generating technology which will deliver authentic surfing waves, offering high quality surfing experiences for beginners through to experts.

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