Opinion: Wave park woes aplenty

Enough time and money have been wasted debating the wave park. Just get on with it.
Enough time and money have been wasted debating the wave park. Just get on with it.

I wonder if the Mayor and his Council colleagues have visited the viewing platform on the western side overlooking Alfred Cove.

It is a place of tranquillity that many of us use to relax or watch for dolphins and observe the many shore and water birds living in, and migrating to the Marine Estuary Sanctuary.

In the centre of the photo is the bowling club and wading on the shore is the resident egret.

Imagine this view with the proposed high concrete wall containing the Wave Park and replacing the low-level bowling club. Imagine the noise and the lights at night with sound carrying over this peaceful place.

The number one feature on the Urbnsurf website is listed as ‘a quality licenced café’.

Do we need any more food and alcohol outlets in the Alfred Cove area?

In the kilometre distance between Hislop Street and Dunkley Avenue there are about 16 outlets including licensed restaurants, garage food outlets, bar and bottle shops, fast food chains, delicatessens, cafés and take away food outlets. Apparently, the proposed Wave Park will not be full-size. Why compromise?

How much greater the value for keen surfers if it is full size

Driving from Alfred Cove to surfing beaches takes about 15 minutes.

Surely the need for such a facility is much greater for people living in suburbs well away from our beaches.

Perhaps Urbnsurf could draw a line between Midland and Armadale and find a site large enough so the Wave Park can be full size, and so that people who might not normally travel to go surfing can do so near their homes. Please find another site for the Wave Park.