One of the Northern Beaches best-known surf clubs has unveiled its new community hall, kitchen facilities, office and other major improvements.
Northern Beaches Council helped fund the refurbishment and also worked with the club to secure State and Federal grants to assist with the upgrades.
The building works took six months to complete and cost $1.25m.
The upgrade included the addition of a new level for a community hall, with new kitchen facilities, a renewed club room and bar, a new office and kitchenette, a new lift and stairs, improved amenities, additional storage and club facilities, new windows, doors and roller shutters, energy efficiency improvements including solar hot water and new LED lighting, a new fire safety system, new flooring and fresh paint throughout the entire interior and exterior.
Queenscliff Surf Life Saving Club President Garry Fox said they were delighted with the upgraded facilities.
“The new club meets all the expectations of the vision developed 10 years ago in the club’s masterplan. I think the building is perfect for the future of our club as it continues to grow and fulfil our lifesaving duties.
“It’s wonderful to see a look of amazement when our members and the community first see the new building.
“The new facilities also provide the club with opportunities to hire the rooms which will provide additional funding to purchase lifesaving equipment and to pay for education programs.
“It’s now seen as a place, where people want to gather, share their stories and have fun. We welcome everyone to come and visit us and join in the Surf Life Saving movement,” Mr. Fox said.
Council is also completing renewal projects at Long Reef and Mona Vale, with new surf clubs soon to be completed.