The renovated North Cronulla Surf Club (at right) and new restaurant and kiosk building (at left).

North Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club has applied to install a kiosk and licensed restaurant on the first floor of its new $10 million clubhouse, which is currently under construction. The Sutherland Local Planning Panel will assess an application for the licensed restaurant and outdoor terrace, total capacity of 300, with 196 patrons inside and 104 outside.

“The project required determination by the Sydney South Planning Panel due to (a) construction budget in excess of $5 million and also Sutherland Shire Council cannot approve this DA as the land and building owner of the surf club and surrounding buildings,” the club says on its website.

The proposed restaurant, separate from the surf clubhouse, would operate from 7am-midnight, seven days, with licensed hours of 10am to midnight and the terrace closing at 10pm. The club has also applied to open a ground-floor kiosk.

“As of April 2023 we have completed Stages 1 to 5 currently in Construction phase.” 

Feros Group, which counts local venues The Prince at Kirrawee, Public House, Highfield and Taren Point Hotel in its portfolio, will operate the new build’s first-floor restaurant and its ground-floor kiosk.

Feros is leasing the building from North Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club, so is completely separate from the surf club itself which will operate from the building next door.

While the kiosk is set to provide takeaway food and coffee, council will undertake upgrades to Dunningham Park which will include additional seating and picnic facilities available for general community use.

The club also recently requested a loan guarantee for the new clubhouse from Council be increased by $1,008,323, taking the total amount to $5,237,025. The request was granted.

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