New Life Saving Pavilion on the way for Black Rock
Thursday 1 September 2022
Works are set to begin this month on the Black Rock Life Saving Pavilion redevelopment.
For over 90 years the existing pavilion has provided a home for the Black Rock Life Saving Club’s members and volunteers. The clubhouse is in need of restoration to provide modern and fit-for-purpose facilities for life savers and accommodate both its growing membership and the increase in visitors to Black Rock Beach.
Now, the existing structure will be restored for future generations to enjoy for years to come.
The pavilion was designed using feedback that was collected during an extensive community engagement process in January to February 2021.
The new pavilion will include:
- Improved viewing areas for patrols
- Gender neutral changerooms and new accessible public toilet facilities
- Two accessible car parking bays
- Increased storage facilities and a dedicated first aid room
Repairs to the beach ramp adjacent to the life saving club and installation of new handrails will assist access to the beach. A new accessible path will connect DDA parking to the pavilion to ensure the building is fully accessible.
During construction we are continuing to support the Black Rock Life Saving Club and the vital community service they provide to the tens of thousands of people who visit the Black Rock Beach.
Temporary site sheds will be installed at the foreshore for the storage of life saving equipment, first aid facilities and viewing points to enable the life savers to continue their work to keep the community safe.
There will be some changes to the way you access the beach during construction, please follow signage in place to find the best access points
The $5million development will be complete in late 2023, ready for the summer season.
The Victorian Government is contributing funding of $2million towards the project.