We have replaced the existing Marine Rescue Building at Rowland Reserve, Bayview, with a new single story building in the same location.
The existing building was built over two decades ago using re-purposed demountable structures and was showing ongoing signs of dilapidation. The new base provides more space for operations and training.
We worked closely with key stakeholders and the local community to determine the needs for the new building.
During consultation between 10 March and 8 April 2021 we received 23 submissions indicating a high level of support. Many respondents commenting on the great service provided by Marine Rescue NSW and the long awaited replacement of this building.
The works are now complete and the new base is operational for Marine Rescue.
Exhibited concept plan
We sought feedback on a proposal to replace the existing Marine Rescue Building at Rowland Reserve, Bayview, with a new single story building in the same location.
The building was built over two decades ago using re-purposed demountable structures and is now showing ongoing signs of dilapidation.
We worked closely with key stakeholders to help develop a design that meets their current needs while also meeting Council's standards.
To ensure the requirements for Emergency Operations and accessibility legislation are met, the design will require a slight increase of floor space from 116sqm to 180sqm. Please note that it will remain a single level building.
The existing external small storage shed to the west will be relocated to the east, and remain within Council’s depot. This is not expected to have any affect on surrounding residential properties.
This project is jointly funded by NSW Government and Northern Beaches Council.
‘Marine Rescue New South Wales’ will still maintain occupancy of the building.
Under the provisions of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act, 1979, and SEPP (Infrastructure) 2007, Council can undertake these works without the need for a Development Application, provided notification of adjoining residents is undertaken