With the warm weather fast approaching, the new pavilion was officially opened on 18 September by City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels and Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia.
The multi-purpose facility makes the most of the sweeping coastal views and includes new surf club operations for the Secret Harbour Surf Life Saving Club, as well as a flexible function and meeting space, a sundeck, public amenities and space for a future café and gym.
“This new facility will activate the foreshore precinct and provide a wonderful facility for the Secret Harbour Surf Life Saving Club and the wider community,” Mayor Sammels said. “The Secret Harbour coastline is one of the busiest in Rockingham. The new building will enable the club to continue conducting its patrols and programs from purpose-built facilities throughout the summer, and give beach visitors access to expanded amenities.”
Built at a cost of approximately $5.9 million, including $700,000 each from the Department of Sport and Recreation and Lotterywest, the Secret Harbour Surf Life Saving Club pavilion exemplifies the City’s community aspiration to provide facilities that accommodate contemporary community expectation and are justified, well used, cost effective and multi-functional.
The building, located on Secret Harbour Boulevard, was designed by Rob Anson Architect Pty Ltd and built by Bistel Construction. Construction began in January 2015 and was completed in February 2016. It replaces the club’s previous building of 20 years which could no longer accommodate the club’s expanding operations.
The function space and meetings rooms are available for hire by the public. Contact the club on 9524 7092 or http://secretharbourslsc.com/functions-and-events/ for bookings.