Tompkins Park Wave Park Project

Closed 18 Jan 2018

Opened 4 Jan 2018


URBNSURF (Perth) Pty Ltd proposes to construct and operate a surf sports, recreation and leisure facility at the western end of Tompkins Park in Alfred Cove. The facility will feature an open water surfing lagoon which generates consistent surfing waves of variable height in quick succession.

The proposal is located adjacent to the Swan River and the A-Class Alfred Cove Nature Reserve. Currently majority of the site covered in turf from existing playing fields and bowling greens of the Melville Bowling Club.

The proposal footprint is proposed to be approximately 36 240m2 with an additional area of approximately 8430m2 for improvement works as part of the proposal extending toward the Swan River and Tompkins Park. No part of the development is to occur on any other adjacent land including the land currently occupied by the Atwell House Gallery situated to the west of the site.

The construction of the surf lagoon requires cutting of approximately 9780 cubic metres of material to a maximum depth of approximately 2 metres below ground level.

Why We Are Consulting

At this initial stage of the EIA process, comment is simply sought on whether or not the EPA should assess a proposal and, if so, what level of assessment is considered appropriate.

What Happens Next

Following the seven day public comment period and consideration of any comments received, the EPA will decide whether or not this proposal requires environmental impact assessment and, if so, what level of assessment will be applied.

The EPA's decisions on level of assessment are released each Monday on the EPA's website.


  • All of Western Australia


  • Public


  • Seven-day comment on referrals