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Life Saving Victoria (LSV) has identified the Black Rock Life Saving Club* as a priority club requiring redevelopment to ensure the club remains fit-for-purpose and to meet modern demands of changing demographics, coastal population growth and increased beach visitation.

The existing pavilion does not meet the standards of the LSV's ‘Clubhouse of the Future’ regarding changeroom dimension, accessibility, storage for life saving equipment and provision of a viewing area to appropriately patrol the beach.

The proposed renewal of this pavilion will provide access for all ages and abilities, gender neutral changerooms, two accessible parking spaces, and a dedicated first aid room. The proposal will provide better configuration of spaces for Club activities.

The footprint of the proposed pavilion will only increase slightly, predominantly on the lower level to accommodate storage of rescue equipment and provide changeroom facilities. The height of the proposed pavilion will match the existing roofline with the exterior of the pavilion complimenting its coastal location. No vegetation removal is required to deliver this project.

Construction of the renewed pavilion is scheduled to commence in late 2022.

While Life Saving facilities are not generally funded by Council, the opportunity to develop a modern facility to service the community, with assistance of the State Government was an opportunity that Council believed needed to be embraced.

The Victorian State Government is contributing $2 million towards the renewed pavilion. The Club is working to contribute additional funding for the fit-out of the building.

* Please note there are two Life Saving Clubs that patrol two separate beaches in Black Rock. There are no immediate plans to update the Half Moon Bay Surf Lifesaving Club pavilion or do any work to the fish and chip shop or restaurant. This redevelopment is for the Black Rock Life Saving Club pavilion which is situated near the Black Rock shopping village and clocktower.

Artist's impressions of the new pavilion

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Sara Townsend

Acting Manager, Open Space, Recreation and Wellbeing

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