Epic multi-million dollar wave pool, resort plan unveiled for Aldinga’s future

Plans to build a monumental resort including a wave pool and accommodations suites in Adelaide’s south can be revealed.

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While it may not be the ‘illustrious’ Disneyland that was making its way around the rumour mill, Aldinga could soon be home to a brand new resort.

Plans have been logged through PlanSA to bring both Aldinga and the Fleurieu Peninsula a new play location on the intersection of Bowering Hill Road and Tuit Road and less than a five minute from Maslin Beach.

A spokesperson for the City of Onkaparinga said they are currently assessing the development application that would see a recreation facility, tourist accommodation, with associated shop, wellness studio with food and beverage facilities available for patrons. Is it too early to book in for our next vacay?

“The proposed facility includes a wave-making pool that’s capable of generating simulated waves suitable for surfing, and approximately 45 accommodation units,” said the spokesperson.

The proposed resort would lay directly west of the Port Willunga Tourist Park and encompass the entire lot of Lot 3 Tuit Road, Aldinga.

Due to the subject sites location falling within the long standing Tourism Development Zone, the proposal does not need to use a the public notification route, as a part of its development process.

The application will be determined by the independent Council Assessment Panel (CAP) at a meeting later in the year. Residents will be able to attend the meeting to observe the panel’s discussion and deliberation, but not participate.

Back in 2022, it was revealed that Adelaide had made it into a thought bubble for where the sole Australian Disneyland could end up, but nothing ever amounted.

The original Disneyland Resort, which opened in 1955 in Anaheim, is the Californian city’s biggest employer, generating 19,000 jobs and attracts millions of of visitors a year.

Since then, South Aussie’s have been left to ponder, do we need a resort-like spectacle to excite the state?

The wave pool will be an exciting and welcomed feature to SA after two notable surf park operators, URBNSURF and Monument Wave Parks approached the state government last year, expressing their keen interest in making an Adelaide location come to life.

The proposed resort is just one of the many exciting new venture taking place in Adelaide’s south, with the Onkaparinga Council also undertaking a multi-million dollar redevelopment of the Aldinga Sports Park, in the hopes of providing modern amenities for the community.

While it may be years before we see this resort come to fruition, it’s already flagged for a weekend getaway.

Further details may be sought from the applicant via Future Urban, click here.

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