Aerial photo of the Scarborough Beach redevelopment
Category
News
Date
8 October 2018

Return of red and yellows marks completion of redevelopment

  • Scarborough

The opening of new facilities for the Scarboro Surf Life Saving Club and City of Stirling Beach Services marks completion of the first stage of the Scarborough foreshore redevelopment project.

The custom-designed building was a key element of the award-winning $100 million Scarborough foreshore redevelopment, which we delivered in collaboration with City of Stirling.

The majority of the public realm, including the Snake Pit with international competition-grade skate bowl, half basketball court and Scarborough Beach Pool opened earlier in the year in time for the 2018 Aussie Surf Life Saving Championships.

Surf lifesaving facilities include a new watchtower and offer beach-level access for the club and public, a Changing Places facility for people with profound disabilities and upper level offices, meeting and dining spaces.

In addition, the Scarboro Surf Life Saving Club secured a $300,000 Lotterywest grant to assist with the cost of fit-out including new equipment to support essential services across the beachfront.

The opening of the new facilities aligned with the commencement of weekend patrols, which began on Saturday 6 October 2018.

Phase two of the redevelopment will see two private commercial sites either side of Scarborough Square developed for a range of new cafes, restaurants, bars and retail shops.

Acting CEO Sean Henriques said delivery of the project was a boon for the community.

“This cements Scarborough as Australia’s best beachfront destination, and we’re pleased to see the extensive community amenities delivered as part of this project enriching the lives of locals and visitors,” he said.

“We’re thrilled to have the new facilities open in time for the 2018-19 summer – look out for the red and yellows.”

Mr Henriques also highlighted the collaborative nature of the project. 

“This project sets a new benchmark for collaboration between Local and State governments in the planning and delivery of a major public infrastructure development.”