Mona Vale SLSC's new entryway to the clubhouse.

Upgrades to Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club are expected to be completed by the end of this month with renovations to Long Reef Surf Life Saving Club finished by July and Manly Surf Club next in line.

“We’re so thrilled to be delivering two brand new purpose-built clubhouses to the community this year,” said Northern Beaches Mayor Michael Regan.  

“Not only do the buildings meet both the community expectations by being modern, well-designed, environmentally-friendly facilities, they will also meet the many needs of the clubs who do such incredible work keeping our community safe.

“While both clubs will be predominately used by the surf club and its members and Council Lifeguards they will also be a great new facility for the wider community to use and enjoy for many, many years to come. These projects are great examples of what can be achieved when communities, clubs, federal, state and local governments work together.”

The before and after of Mona Vale SLSC.

Works undertaken by Northern Beaches Council on Mona Vale include a new surf club building, new paths, landscaped gardens, concrete and sandstone seating, new public amenities and a professional life guards building on the point, a pergola and new café. The SLSC building is a fit-for-purpose facility, set over two levels with a total 1690sqm of floor space.

The amenities block, with lifeguard observation room, opened in December as did another amenities block across the road in Apex Park. A new cafe, restaurant, nippers’ facilities, storage for the local board riders club, function space, a first aid room, family change facilities, and improved accessibility have been integrated into the design.

Both the beach amenities and surf club have been designed with materials and finishes to withstand the harsh coastal environment while also incorporating sustainable elements such as rainwater reuse, solar panels and solar hot water. 

This $10 million project is made possible with funding from the State Government, Council and the club itself.

The old Manly Life Saving Club, pictured at a carnival heyday and featuring a “sharktower”, is being replaced.

Council is also currently in the final stages of engaging a designer to create a concept for the new Manly Life Saving Club with expressions of interest closing at the end of this month. Five consultancy groups have so far tendered their services following the advertising of the EOI last year.

Long Reef Surf Life Saving Club is also being replaced with a new $8 million building, which will include new café, There will be modern, accessible public amenities and additional storage areas, including space for the local board rider group. Council is also planning an upgrade of outdoor facilities in partnership with Warriewood Surf Life Saving Club.

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