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APP appointed as Project Director and Superintendent for new URBNSURF surf park at Sydney Olympic Park

APP has been appointed as Project Director and Superintendent for Sydney’s new surf park destination, URBNSURF.

The $60 million project will see the construction of a world-leading surf facility at Sydney Olympic Park, providing an authentic alternative to ocean-based surfing for residents and visitors.  

URBNSURF Sydney will feature a lagoon fitted-out with the latest Wavegarden technology which will deliver high-quality, authentic surfing waves suitable for all ability levels. Once completed, the surf lagoon will have the ability to pump two-metre high waves every eight seconds. 

The development will also feature multiple lagoon-side amenities including a licensed café and rooftop bar, surf rental and shop, surf academy, children’s play equipment, and event spaces integrating high-quality landscaping into the built environment. 

APP will provide a robust project management framework led by APP’s General Manager, Commercial and Delivery Ron Aquilina, and APP Project Director Ross Garlick, who both bring decades of extensive experience across the strategic planning, development, delivery and commissioning of sporting, recreation and cultural facilities, and national and international events.  

APP General Manager, Commercial and Delivery, Ron Aquilina said, “The partnership with URBNSURF to deliver this world-class sporting at Sydney Olympic Park facility comes off the back of APP’s proven track record in delivering many of Australia’s most iconic sporting and recreation projects. 

“Our appointment reaffirms our expertise in delivering complex, varied projects and we’re proud to help bring this new surfing destination to Sydney,” concluded Aquilina. 

URBNSUFF CEO Damon Tudor said, “We’re excited to open up more opportunities for the community to engage with surf culture. The main challenge for us was how to create a space that appeals to professional surfers and beginners that feels like their local beach. 

“There is broad interest in what we’re looking to achieve and having the right partner with the right experience on board is especially important. We’re pleased to partner with APP for URBNSURF Sydney and see our vision coming to life,” said Tudor. 

URBNSURF Sydney Olympic Park will open in 2023.

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