The existing Council owned building was born from public
changing sheds in the late 1960's. Over several years, the changing
sheds were modified with a second story built on, further
modifications were later needed to accommodate additional lifeguard
equipment. Unfortunately, due to the adhoc nature of this original
building, it has many limitations with its use as a lifeguard
facility and also as a usable clubhouse.
We are undertaking to replace the existing building with a new,
modern, purpose built facility.
from beach, start of access road
View from north
The new building plan has been designed to meet the needs
of lifeguard patrol whilst providing features that all sporting and
recreational clubs desire. The lifeguard operations wing comprises
of a first aid room on the ground floor with easy access for
emergency services. Above the first aid room on the first floor is
a 'clubby lounge' with the patrol operations station positioned on
a mezzanene floor overlooking the beach for a maximum vantage
The main structure of the building will provide storage space on
the ground floor for all necessay lifeguard equipment and surf
sports craft. A patrol bay located directly adjacent the patrol
wing will provide a ready IRB for quick response. Above the gear
storage is the main clubhouse lounge which can accommodate a medium
size function catering to approx 120 seated people or just under
200 people standing room. At one end of the lounge is a kitchen and
adjoining bar to meet the needs of any social function.
The southern wing ground floor houses changing areas with
showers and the junior equipment storage bay. On the first floor is
a the club office / storage room, toilets and a gym. The gym will
have weights and exercise equipment to supplement lifeguard
training and for general membership use.
The new Spencer Park surf life saving clubhouse will provide
many opportunities for the local community of Spencerville and also
other user groups of the Spencer Park and Bottle Lake Reserve area.
The Club has been consulting with the local community to establish
shared use as the community of Spencerville suffered the loss of
its 50 year old hall due to the 2010 earthquakes. The new clubhouse
will provide the community with a large lounge for community
functions and social events.
Go to Building Plans for more views of
the proposed building