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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 

On 02 February 2021, the Victorian Supreme Court dismissed the appeal against a 2019 VCAT decision to grant a planning permit for the Dendy Street Beach Pavilion redevelopment.

The decision clears the way for the project to get back on track to providing a new fit-for-purpose pavilion at the iconic Dendy Street Beach. 

Council will now continue with the tender process.

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)