Alfred Cove: people gather along Canning Highway to protest proposed wave park

Some of the Wave Park protesters lining Canning Highway. Picture: Aaron Corlett.
Some of the Wave Park protesters lining Canning Highway. Picture: Aaron Corlett.

MORE than 100 people have gathered at Tompkins Park this morning to protest the proposed wave park as part of Wold Rivers Day.

People stood along Canning Highway with signs protesting the controversial project.

The protest was organised by the Swan Estuary Reserves Action Group (SERAG), who claim the project will “destroy many of the superb natural values of Alfred Cove.”

MORE: URBNSURF founder not concerned by failure to meet wave park lease condition

In a statement, SERAG said the project would jeopardise the “fragile jewels” of the Swan River.

URBNSURF founder and executive chairman Andrew Ross said “experts” had determined the shoreline area near the surf park was not habitat for important bird species and this had been confirmed by the Environmental Protection Authority.

“The project includes significant shoreline remediation works and the creation of a new living stream,” he said.

“This largely achieves SERAG’s stated environmental aims for the area, so it is surprising they are protesting the development.”