Construction is well under way to replace the old clubrooms that were built in the1950s, with a purpose built clubhouse that meets the needs of a modern club- for both lifeguarding and sports.
The new clubrooms will include(see plans below): all gear storage at beach level, professional patrol and first aid rooms, large changing rooms, showers and lockers, spaces for training, education, meetings and community hire, lounge and kitchen for club members and for hire, ramp from footpath to beach.
New public toilets and changing rooms (funded by WCC), and outdoor showers and taps (a first for Lyall Bay) will make Lyall Bay a more enjoyable beach for swimmers, surfers and families to visit.
Resource and Building Consent
The new clubrooms have both Resource and Building Consents approved. The Resource Consent is for the demolition of the existing Lyall Bay Surf Club Building and No 2 Clubroom Building and the construction of a new building for the use of Lyall Bay Surf Life Saving Club, including Wellington City Council public toilets on the ground floor level and the re-instatement of two sections of the heritage seawall.
The full Resource Consent Commisioners report can be read here (pdf; 528kb)