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Making Black Rock beach safer

Bayside City Council, in partnership with the Victorian Government, is planning a new home for the Black Rock Life Saving Club. The new building will provide access for all ages and abilities, gender neutral changerooms, two accessible parking spaces, and a dedicated first aid room.

Life Saving Victoria (LSV) has identified the Black Rock Life Saving Club as a priority club requiring redevelopment to ensure the club remains fit-for-purpose and to meet modern demands of changing demographics, coastal population growth and increased beach visitation. 

The Victorian State Government is contributing $2 million towards the renewed pavilion. The Club is working to contribute additional funding for the fit-out of the building.

The existing pavilion does not meet the standards of the LSV's ‘Clubhouse of the Future’ regarding changeroom dimension, accessibility, storage for life saving equipment and provision of a viewing area to appropriately patrol the beach.

The proposed renewal of this pavilion will provide access for all ages and abilities, gender neutral changerooms, two accessible parking spaces, and a dedicated first aid room. The proposal will provide better configuration of spaces for Club activities.

The footprint of the proposed pavilion will only increase slightly, predominantly on the lower level to accommodate storage of rescue equipment and provide changeroom facilities.  The height of the proposed pavilion will match the existing roofline with the exterior of the pavilion complimenting its coastal location.  No vegetation removal is required to deliver this project.

Construction of the renewed pavilion is scheduled to commence in late 2021.

For more information about the project, please contact Sara Townsend, Acting Manager Open Space, Recreation and Wellbeing at stownsend [at] bayside.vic.gov.au on 9599 4318 or Recreation Development Officer, Ebony Tsomaropoulos at etsomaropoulos [at] bayside.vic.gov.au or 9599 4370.

Current consultation

Council is currently asking the community to comment on the proposed design for the new pavilion. Visit bayside.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay to see the concept designs, leave a comment or ask a question.