Surf Club Plans

Council has released the plans for the proposed new Lennox Head Alstonville Surf lifesaving Club House.

As had been previously communicated, the plans show the location of the new building slightly south of the existing club house, and include demolition of the existing toilet block and inclusion of new toilet facilities within the new building.

Access to and usage of the building will be based upon new principles that differ from the existing usage.

The building will become a Council asset, like the Community Centre and other Council buildings in Ballina. It will include a commercial cafe, rooms for hire, and space for the existing Surf Lifesaving Club.

Council says its ‘commitment to investigating this new facility has been predicated on the basis that the same management model currently in place for the Ballina Surf Club property would be implemented.’

‘That is, rather than constructing a building for use exclusively by the surf lifesaving club, the preferred approach is to construct a community building within which a surf lifesaving club can effectively operate.’

‘The shared facility also provides for community accessible space, with a commercial component (restaurant/kiosk) operating under lease to help offset the substantial ongoing operational and maintenance costs.’

This process has been undertaken by a Council-appointed a consultancy firm, Complete Urban Pty Ltd who were contracted to undertake a review of the building and surrounding precinct adjacent to the beach and Lake Ainsworth with the following objectives: a) recommend a preferred option for the future of the building; and b) prepare redevelopment and landscaping plans for the south-eastern precinct of Lake Ainsworth.

For more information go to Council’s website.


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