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Dendy Beach Pavilion and Masterplan

The new $6 million Dendy Beach Life Saving Pavilion is the centrepiece of an $8 million upgrade to this iconic precinct that will make it a safer, more easily accessible and nicer place to be.


The building features storage facilities and a multi-purpose training space for the Brighton Life Saving Club, new accessible public toilets, and a cafe with level access from the car park.

The design of the building includes timber cladding to the upper storey which reflects the natural and beachy theme which was the preferred look identified through community consultation.

We are upgrading the facility because although the existing structure has served the community well over time, it is now in poor condition and doesn’t meet the needs of the Brighton Life Saving Club's 650+ members and volunteers.

Identified by Life Saving Victoria as one of the highest priority facilities for replacement, we have been working with the club and the broader community to ensure that the new building meets future needs and has minimal impact on the local environment.

The $8 million Dendy Street Beach development includes:

  • $3.8 million for the pavilion including public toilets
  • $1.3 million to redirect stormwater and improve stormwater quality
  • $0.9 million to improve the car park and access paths and
  • $0.8 million on the lower and upper forecourt.

Project update - December 2019

Brighton life savers are one step closer to patrolling from their new pavilion following a decision by VCAT to dismiss objections to the project.

Work is now underway to develop detailed designs for the pavilion and associated landscaping and drainage works. Council will endeavour to begin construction on th project in 2020.

The VCAT decision follows approval for the project by Heritage Victoria, Aboriginal Victoria, DWELP and VicRoads.

Clean up notice

Council is continuing to work with the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to resolve soil contamination discovered during site assessments for the pavilion project.  Council has complied with all obligations under a Clean Up Notice issued in June 2018.

The EPA has issued follow up Clean Up Notices – one for the pavilion redevelopment site, the other for a broader section of the foreshore and beach.

Council will continue to work with the EPA to develop a management plan for the pavilion site to address any necessary soil contamination management.

The Clean Up Notice for the broader foreshore and beach area requires Council to conduct an assessment to determine what, if any, action is required and provide a report to the EPA.

Find out more about the project

Learn more about the community engagement on this project

Download a copy of the masterplan (PDF, 11.62MB)

View a copy of the plans:

Dendy Beach architectural drawings 1 of 4 (PDF, 6.05MB)

Dendy Beach architectural drawings 2 of 4 (PDF, 5.54MB)

Dendy Beach architectural drawings 3 of 4 (PDF, 5.54MB)

Dendy Beach architectural drawings 4 of 4 (PDF, 6.75MB)