New loos at Black Rock Life Saving Club
Tuesday 10 May 2022
We’ve listened to the community and amended the final design for the new Black Rock Life Saving Club building to include two public toilets (one DDA compliant and one ambulant toilet). This addition to the original design was prompted by community feedback to retain the existing promenade public toilets that are not accessible. Read more about the consultation process on the Black Rock foreshore public toilet.
We have consent from relevant landowners, we are awaiting issue of the planning permit and are currently tendering for a builder. Construction is planned to start in late 2022. Read more about the Black Rock Life Saving Club development.
As part of the design development, it has been confirmed that accessible access to the beach is unobtainable without significant encroachment into the sand dunes and loss of critical flora stabilising these areas. Subsequently the scope of the Black Rock Foreshore Masterplan has been reduced, removing works to create accessible access to the sand. Action: 1.3 Provide 1 in 14 grade all ability access, stainless steel handrails to both sides and improved maintenance/emergency vehicle access to the beach and ground floor of the new BRLSC building from Beach Road.
Instead, as part of the Life Saving Club renewal works to repair the base of the beach ramp, work will be undertaken with Department of Environment, Water, Land and Planning (DEWLP) to complete approved fencing and planting to protect the precious coastal environment. Vehicle access from Beach Road remains part of renewal scope, along with the provision of DDA parking and path to the fully accessible building. We are working to improve accessibility at other beaches, including nearby Half Moon Bay, where the topography of the land is not a significant barrier like it is at Black Rock beach.