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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 this 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 is scheduled to commence in January 2023 with the pavilion opening in 2024.

Beach access

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

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.  

Works have commenced to renew the beach staircase at Gordon Crescent. The current staircase has reached the end of its usable life and requires urgent repairs to ensure that it remains safe for use. Works are expected to conclude early 2023.


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