Construction completed

June 2022

We have completed the renewal of the Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club and Cafe as part of the 2019-2023 Delivery Program.

The $10 million project, which includes the new beach amenities block south of the main building, has facilities that are family-friendly and accessible. It caters not only for the surf club and its members, but also the local boardriders club, beachgoers and the whole community.

Elevated glass pavilions house the new restaurant The Basin as well as a lounge bar and function room capturing spectacular views of the beach and headland.

The ground floor houses the new Nine Yards café, first aid room, nippers’ facilities, storage and public amenities.

Aboriginal art is also tied into aspects of the building with artists Michael Glasheen and Leslie McLeod commissioned to develop works for the outdoor space.

Shields are incorporated into the columns outside the café and marine figures are carved into the seating structures around the site, reflecting and celebrating Indigenous connection to Country.

This project was made possible thanks to funding from Northern Beaches Council, the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund and the Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club.

In addition to the surf club renewal project, we also constructed a new amenities building at Apex Park.

View the video to take a virtual tour and check out the progress of the build.

Exhibited concept plan

The building will feature:

  • A unisex accessible toilet with baby change table
  • An ambulant toilet
  • A unisex family change room with a child toilet, baby change table, bench seat, and internal wash basin

The playground area will remain open: however, there will be a temporary closure of the bike track and the BBQ area during the works.

Works are scheduled to commence in April 2021 and take approximately 12 weeks to complete (weather permitting).

Hours of work are between 7am and 5pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays.

There will be some temporary changes to park access during the works. Site fencing will be in place to help secure the work zone and onsite signage will help direct pedestrians safely around the site.

There will be some temporary changes to parking and traffic as required to help accommodate construction vehicle movement and heavy machinery access.

Traffic control will be onsite as required.

In September 2020, Council approved the proposed new Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club building, Mona Vale Beach amenities building and Apex Park amenities building.

Public art was identified as an opportunity for future inclusion to enhance the site and the overall Coast Walk experience.

Local artist Michael Glasheen was selected to design the artwork and has been working closely with Aboriginal artist Leslie McLeod and the local Aboriginal community to create designs inspired by local rock engravings of the Ku-ring-gai peoples.

Community members were invited to meet with Michael and hear about the planned artwork at an online Meet the Artist session that took place on Friday, 29 October 2021.

The embedded artwork will be located in the public area adjacent to the new Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club.

Project timeline

  1. Initial community engagement (May/Jun 2017) Ideas, Vision
  2. Community engagement (Jul-Nov 2017) Design Development
  3. Report to Council (Apr 2018) Endorsement for Public Exhibition
  4. Public exhibition of draft concept (May-Jun 2018)
  5. Community and stakeholder engagement reporting (Jun 2018)
  6. Business case reported to Council (Feb/Mar 2019)


Modification of Development Consent updates

At the Northern Beaches Local Planning Panel meeting held on 27 November 2019 the Modification of Development Consent DA2018/1771 was determined stating that:

"The Northern Beaches Local Planning Panel, on behalf of Northern Beaches Council as the consent authority, approves Application No. Mod2019/0454 for Modification of Development Consent DA2018/1771 granted for the demolition of the existing surf club building and construction of a new surf club building including a cafe, restaurant and function space at Lot 104 DP 1066371, 1 Surfview Road, Mona Vale subject to the conditions and for the reasons set out in the Assessment Report.”

The Northern Beaches Planning Panel is being held on:

Wed 27 Nov 2019, 1pm at Civic Centre Dee Why

Item 3.1 - Mod2019/0454 - 1 Surfview Rd, Mona Vale - modification of development consent DA2018/1771 granted for the demolition of the existing surf club building and construction of a new surf club building including a café, restaurant and function space.

Requests to address the Panel: 9942 2360 by Tue 26 Nov, 4pm.

View the agenda

October 2019: An application to modify the Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club approval (Consent DA2018/1771) has been lodged with Council and recently notified.


Notification period closed: Sat 12 Oct 2019.