Concept drawings showing spectacular views overlooking the Pacific Ocean have been approved for The Basin Dining Room at Mona Vale Surf Club on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The images, released by Giant Design Consultants, show The Basin’s patrons enjoying panoramic views of the water in a venue dotted with surf craft motifs.

After ascending a central staircase, patrons enter The Basin via a timber-framed door with a curved glass cutout and are greeted by inviting views into the warm, textured space beyond. The curve of the glass and the door handle are a motif that is repeated throughout the space, with its origins a subtle nod to the surfboards and surfboats that are synonymous with surf clubs. 

The bar showcases curved lines, stone benchtops and timber trim with a paired back bar. The back bar features tile that spans the existing ductwork column and a new matching built-out column to flank timber shelves with glowing wall lights.

The Basin scheme allows the interior to transition from a laid-back beachy day diner to an intimate cosy night-time restaurant.

The rebuilt Mona Vale surf club building will be surrounded by new paths, landscaped gardens, concrete and sandstone seating, new public amenities and a professional lifeguard building on the point, alongside a pergola and the new Brightside Café which is in the final concept stages.

The $10 million fit-for-purpose facility, set over two levels with a total of 1690sqm of floor space, will soon be ready for the next generation of surf lifesavers.

“We’re so thrilled to be delivering two brand new purpose-built clubhouses to the community this year,” said Northern Beaches Mayor Michael Regan of the renovation funded by the NSW Government, Northern Beaches Council and the club itself.

“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.”

Concept plans for the new servery and bar at Mona Vale SLSC.

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