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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 60 seat 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 the 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 Clubs 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

Council is working with the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to remediate a small section of Dendy Street Beach foreshore where contaminants were found several metres below the surface.

The contaminants were found during excavation for a Cultural Heritage Management Plan study for the Dendy Street Beach Pavilion. The grassed area is located on the foreshore between Wellington Street and Keith Court in Brighton and is fenced to prevent public access.

The EPA has issued a Clean Up Notice to Council, requiring Council to undertake actions to remediate the site. Council will meet all actions required under the Clean Up Notice and have engaged specialist environmental consultants to conduct further testing and provide advice on the management of the site.

VCAT objections

There has been objections to the planning application for redeveloping this site and a VCAT hearing date has been set for October 2019. 

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)