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Dendy street Beach Pavilion and Masterplan

The new Dendy Street Beach Life Saving Pavilion is the centrepiece of a $10.6 million upgrade to improve the visitor experience of this iconic precinct.


The new Dendy Beach Life Saving Pavilion is the centrepiece of a $10.6 million upgrade to improve the visitor experience of this iconic precinct. The redevelopment includes:

  • The new pavilion including public toilets, facilities for Brighton Life-Saving Club including a life-savers’ beach observation area and multi-purpose training space and a small cafe with level access from the car park
  • Redirecting the unsightly stormwater drain to improve stormwater quality
  • Improve the car park, shared trail and beach access pathways.
  • New lower and upper forecourt.

The design of the pavilion building includes timber cladding to the upper storey which reflects the natural and beachy theme which was the preferred look identified through community consultation. This is to be situated further back from the beach than the existing pavilion increasing the lower forecourt plaza area.

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 who provide important lifesaving service to the local community and visitors to the iconic beach.

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 of the community and has minimal impact on the local environment.

Project progress 

We’re working hard behind the scenes to deliver wonderful new facilities at Dendy Street Beach for our life savers and the community in the not too distant future.

Bayside City Council is awaiting the outcome of an appeal to a 2019 VCAT decision on the planning application for the Dendy Street Beach masterplan in the Victorian Supreme Court. The hearing is set for late November. Council did not instigate the legal proceedings.

While we wait for the legal process to take its course, we have opened an expression of interest process to identify suitably qualified construction organisations to register their interest to complete the proposed future works at the beach.

Our work in the background means that if a favourable outcome is provided by the Supreme Court, we can proceed with the tender process which will lead to the construction phase.

This expression of interest activity is the first step in the process and does not commit Council contractually to any future building works.

Council will shortlist the expressions of interest but not progress further pending the outcome of legal proceedings commenced by objectors to the project.

We are also continuing to work with the EPA to resolve soil contamination discovered during site assessments for the pavilion project.

Clean up notice

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 closely work with the EPA to ensure it meets the requirements noted in the Notice for the pavilion site to address the necessary 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)