Pwwc Proposal

Update: Perth White Water Centre

One major hurdle almost cleared.

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We are super excited to announce that the Perth White Water Centre Business Plan is due for completion in the 3rd quarter of 2024!

This is a huge accomplishment and paves the way for us to push forward into stage 2 of the project development.

This achievement is all thanks to the incredible efforts of numerous volunteers who, over the years, have dedicated their time, expertise, and a variety of skills to research, planning, networking, and the development of vital evidence and information that bolster the proposal for a White Water Centre in WA.

Joining the project in late 2023, Rob Riggir has made remarkable progress in personally crafting the Business Plan, volunteering numerous hours to its development and leading the project towards the next stages.

We have never been closer

We know it’s been a long road, but we have never been closer. With Rob’s ongoing involvement, now is the time to get behind the project and help him get the proposal in front of the right people.

It’s not just about paddling

The Perth White Water Centre will be a high adrenaline hub of on and off water activities for the whole community and tourists to enjoy within 10km of the City.

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for the community
  • Off-water activities such as a parkour, high-ropes, climbing wall, and areas for walking, running and cycling.
  • Diverse water-based activities such as canoe polo, whitewater rafting, whitewater canoeing and competition, and swimming at a river beach.
  • Swiftwater safety training for first responders.
  • Aboriginal cultural studies and interpretative signage for storytelling and cultural sharing.
  • Environmental studies and interpretative signage for eco-education.
  • Outdoor education opportunities for schools, corporate groups and others.
  • Cafe, restaurant and entertainment venues on the riverbank.
  • Favorable Perth climate allows enjoyment of the precinct all year-round, and well into the evening.
  • Health and economic benefits to the local and wider communities
  • Improvement of physical and mental health through offering physical activities for all ages and abilities.
  • Nearby public transport services.
for the environment
  • Renewable energy opportunities with solar arrays to drive partial power consumption.
  • Improved river health by aeration through the use of water pumps.
  • Interpretative signage for Eco-education throughout the Centre.
for the sponsors
  • Opportunity to partner in the development of similar precincts across Australia ahead of the 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games.
  • Naming opportunities for operators and financial backers.
  • The 2025 Canoe Slalom World Championships at Penrith Whitewater will give the Australian public an in-depth look at Canoe Slalom and Extreme Slalom, with golden girl and four-time Olympic medalist Jessica Fox almost certainly in the mix. Perth could be hosting them in the future!
  • Freestyle kayaking is a beacon for the younger demographic, and is the whitewater equivalent of skateboarding and BMX. Recreational paddlers are able to learn freestyle, all the way through to World Championship athletes. Future Freestyle World Championships could take place in Perth!

Perth’s climate is ideal for a White Water venue, presenting a unique opportunity for a major sponsor to engage at the grassroots level.

How you can help

With tax time fast approaching, consider a tax-deductible donation to our White Water Centre Project. These funds will continue to support the ongoing development of the business plan and proposal presentations.

Know people? We are looking for key stakeholders who would be interested in joining the project. If you know someone, tell them about the Centre, and to get in touch with us to join in at grass level!

  • State or Local Government contacts.
  • Major sponsors.
  • Potential vendors – Tourism, activities and entertainment Corporations.

A White Water Centre in Perth?

It just makes sense.