Alfred Cove wave park: proponents hosting movie night at same time as electors meeting

So much beauty at stake
So much beauty at stake

WHILE opponents of the proposed $25 million Alfred Cove surf facility meet to discuss alternative options for the site, project proponent Wave Park Group is encouraging supporters to attend a free movie night at Tompkins Park instead.

Wave Park Group chairman Andrew Ross has already stated he will boycott the March 15 special meeting of electors.

It was called after 261 people signed a petition requesting Melville council look for “alternative proposals for community recreational and leisure use of the Melville Bowling Club site compatible with the Alfred Cove environment.”

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The meeting begins at 7pm, the same time Wave Park Group will screen animated mockumentary Surf’s Up on an outdoor screen in front of the Melville Bowling Club.

The free event begins at 5.30pm with those attending encouraged to bring along a picnic, bean bag or chair and have a go at tarp surfing before the film begins.

Food vans will also be available on site and a number of surfboards will be auctioned for charity SurfAid.

The special meeting of electors is being held at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Community College in Booragoon with registration available from 6.15pm.