Public art

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.

New amenities building and sewerage upgrades

We’re building a new family friendly and accessible public amenity block at Apex Park, Mona Vale.

In preparation for the upcoming works, we’re also upgrading the connecting sewerage
infrastructure required to support the new amenities and replacing the aged infrastructure currently servicing the surf club and beach amenities block.

These works are significant, require deep excavation and will result in temporary changes to pedestrian access and traffic management to facilitate construction vehicle access.

What you need to know

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.

Mona Vale Surf Club Renewal

As part of the forward four-year capital works program, we are renewing the Mona Vale Saving Club and cafe.

In addition to the Mona Vale Surf Life Saving renewal project Council approved two new external public amenities buildings, as part of the 2019-2023 Delivery Program.

As a result we're improving public amenities at Mona Vale Beach with the construction of new amenities in Apex Park and the upgrade of the existing amenities adjacent to the pool.

Engagement on both phases of this project is now complete.

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.

Concept design (Apr 2018)

Project timeline

  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Initial community engagement (May/Jun 2017) Ideas, Vision

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Community engagement (Jul-Nov 2017) Design Development

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Report to Council (Apr 2018) Endorsement for Public Exhibition

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Public exhibition of draft concept (May-Jun 2018)

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    Community and stakeholder engagement reporting (Jun 2018)

  • Timeline item 6 - complete

    Business case reported to Council (Feb/Mar 2019)