Coastal investigations complete

The preparatory works for the extension and refurbishment of Newport Surf Life Saving Club is now underway.

We have initiated engineering investigations and are continuing to work with the appointed architect to develop a design that meets the needs of the Club while respecting the heritage building.

We'll be consulting on the concepts prior to the project progressing to Development Application stage.

Project updates

We are looking at an opportunity to modify a part of the Newport Beach car park (adjacent to the Newport Surf Life Saving Club) to potentially provide a new outdoor space for our youth.

Visit our project page and view the concept plan and let us know what you think of the idea.

We are also working with the surf club, local youth groups and staff as we explore this project further.

As part of the proposed extension and refurbishment of Newport Surf Life Saving Club we are investigating the below ground conditions of the beach and clubhouse surrounds.

This will involve excavations for:

  • four test pits on the beach side
  • four bore holes, one to each corner of the club house

Samples, photographs and reports will be taken at each location.

Works start: Wednesday 7 August
Works finished: No later than Wednesday 14 August
Hours: 7am – 4pm

Excavation locations will be fenced off during the work and backfilled each day.

Site parking and safety

During the excavation work parking adjacent to the clubhouse will be reserved for the contractor and plant/equipment.

We ask that visitors observe the safety notices, directions and restricted access corridors during the work period.

This project is currently on hold.

We will provide an update on the status of this project, later in the year.

Email notifications will also be sent to those with a registered interest in the project.

Following the exhibition of the proposed building extension plans for Newport Surf Life Saving Club, we met with the surf club executive to discuss the results of the community engagement in August last year and to clarify steps required to prepare Development Application (DA) documents.

In December 2017 we provided owners consent to the Newport Surf Life Saving Club to prepare DA plans.

The Newport Surf Life Saving Club has submitted a DA pre-lodgement meeting request. Once the meeting has taken place, the surf club will finalise documents for review by relevant Council teams prior to the lodgement of the DA by Council anticipated mid 2018.

What we heard
In summary, the majority of submissions were supportive of the proposal submitted by the surf club to extend the footprint of the existing building.

Reasons for support of the proposal included:

  • expansion in club membership
  • additional storage needs
  • circulation, accessibility and improvement to Work, Health and Safety needs
  • facilitate training and education
  • a community hub
  • improved amenities and access
  • maintaining heritage qualities

A small number of submissions raised concerns about preserving the heritage significance of the building and the potential appearance of the finished building due to its increased bulk. One community member also objected to any commercial activity such as a cafe in the building.

Newport Surf Life Saving Club has prepared some plans for proposed extensions to the existing surf club building. They would like to lodge a Development Application (DA) for the work, and we are seeking feedback from the community on the proposal as part of considering whether owners consent should be given for them to lodge a DA.

The proposed works are to provide additional storage areas, improve accessibility and provide additional amenity and community space.

View the Plan

How to get involved

We will be holding a drop in session at the Newport Surf Life Saving Club, where community members can share their thoughts on this project with one of the project team.

  • Saturday 26 August – 10am - 12noon

Make a comment

  • Online (closed)
  • In writing 'Newport SLSC Extension' to Northern Beaches Council, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099

For further information contact Bernard Koon, Senior Project Officer on 9942 2535.

Comments closed: Sunday 10 September 2017

The Newport Surf Life Saving Club has developed a concept plan for proposed extensions to the existing building and are now seeking owners consent to lodge a Development Application (DA).

The DA is for an extension to the existing building to provide additional storage areas, improve accessibility and provide additional amenity and community space.


  • Timeline item 1

    Mid 2019 Engineering investigations commence

  • Timeline item 2

    Mid-late 2019 Develop coastal protection strategy (based on geotechnical findings)

  • Timeline item 3

    Develop concept design (addressing heritage concerns)

  • Timeline item 4

    Exhibit concept design

  • Timeline item 5

    Design progress to Development Application stage

Have an enquiry?

Have questions or want to learn more about this project, contact us below:

Name Bernard Koon
Phone 1300 434 434
In writing

Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655.