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Black Rock Life Saving Pavilion renewal

A new modern, fit for purpose pavilion will ensure Black Rock Life Saving Club can continue to provide essential services to beach visitors and the local community.

The new pavilion will include:

  • Improved viewing areas for patrols
  • Gender neutral changerooms and new accessible public toilet facilities
  • Two accessible car parking bays

Exciting new facilities for Black Rock Beach

For over 90 years the existing pavilion has provided a home for the Black Rock Life Saving Club’s members and volunteers. The pavilion is in urgent need of restoration to provide modern and fit-for-purpose facilities for life savers and accommodate both its growing membership and the increase in visitors to Black Rock Beach.

The pavilion was designed using feedback that was collected during an extensive community engagement process in January to February 2021. Learn more about the community engagement on this project.

artist impression of Black Rock Life Saving Pavilion
Artists impression of Black Rock Life Saving Club

Project funding

Council is investing $5 million towards the development, supported by a $2 million Victorian Government grant and $250,000 contribution from Black Rock Life Saving Club.

Project timeline

Construction of the new facility commenced in January 2023 with the pavilion expected to open in 2024.

Project progress

November 2023: Temporary changes to use of Bay Trail at Black Rock Life Saving Club

A short section of the Beach Road Bay Trail will be redirected onto grass outside Black Rock Life Saving Club for up to four days from Monday 13 November between 9:30am and 3:30pm each day. This is to ensure the safe completion of drainage works. Please follow the direction signage and dismount if you’re cycling this short stretch (approximately 25 metres).

Beach access

To ensure a safe work site, temporary fencing will be installed throughout the construction period.

The shared path along Beach Road will remain open throughout construction works 

Beach visitors will be able to access the foreshore at alternative locations a short distance from the existing pavilion:

  • Gordon Crescent Staircase, 150 m walk
  • Black Rock Playground path, 140 m walk

We recommend beach visitors who require ramp access enter the foreshore via the Black Rock Playground path while construction of the life saving pavilion is in progress.

Accessible parking

We encourage visitors to utilise accessible car parks at Black Rock Beach carpark (B16) located opposite 308 Beach Road.

Public toilets and shower facilities

While the life saving pavilion is under construction, public toilets are located within the Black Rock Gardens, opposite the Black Rock Clock Tower. Shower facilities will remain open during the demolition and construction phase.

More information

We are continuing to support the Black Rock Life Saving Club and the vital community service they provide to the tens of thousands of people who visit the Black Rock Beach.

Temporary site sheds have been installed at the foreshore for the storage of life saving equipment, first aid facilities and viewing points to enable the life savers to continue their work to keep the community safe.

Pedestrian access to the beach will maintained during construction via the existing ramp, with occasional disruption to facilitate building works. During this time, we encourage pedestrians to access the beach via the path at the playground - following signage in place.  

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