Urbis helped Melbourne Airport secure approval for the Southern Hemisphere’s first wave park, URBNSURF Melbourne – a landmark project that will deliver perfect waves all year.

The development, managed by Wave Park Group, will feature a 320-metre surf lagoon that will generate continuous waves for up to 90 surfers at a time, as well as a beach area, plunge and splash pools, function centre, playground, bike track and shops.

In 2015, we worked closely with Wave Park Group and Melbourne Airport, which owns the seven‑hectare site, to expedite the planning process. Our work – which drew on the input of economists, strategic and social planners, as well as engineers – helped address community interests and concerns, leading to a quicker-than-expected development approval.

The Urbis team were very thorough, and made what could have been a complicated planning exercise into a smooth, well-researched, client-focused approach, whilst maintaining an appropriate level of independence.
– Lisa Gordon, Head of Property Development, Melbourne Airport