Bronte Surf Club and community facilities upgrade

Waverley Council is working with Bronte Surf Lifesaving Club (SLSC) to deliver a modern and sustainable new surf club and community facilities.

There are over 1,900 Bronte SLSC members, who, alongside Waverley Lifeguards and employees, use the Club as a hub for rescues, training, storing equipment and first aid.

The building is no longer fit for purpose and must be rebuilt to meet the needs of contemporary surf lifesaving and the community including:

  • Balance of female to male facilities
  • Compliance for family change rooms and accessible amenities
  • Fit for purpose lifeguard and lifesaving facilities including adequate storage and training space

The promenade and facility block next to the Club is also to be upgraded.

Waverley Council is working with Bronte Surf Lifesaving Club (SLSC) to deliver a modern and sustainable new surf club and community facilities.

There are over 1,900 Bronte SLSC members, who, alongside Waverley Lifeguards and employees, use the Club as a hub for rescues, training, storing equipment and first aid.

The building is no longer fit for purpose and must be rebuilt to meet the needs of contemporary surf lifesaving and the community including:

  • Balance of female to male facilities
  • Compliance for family change rooms and accessible amenities
  • Fit for purpose lifeguard and lifesaving facilities including adequate storage and training space

The promenade and facility block next to the Club is also to be upgraded.

  • Consultation Report Available

    25 days ago

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the first round of consultation for the Bronte Surf Club and community facilities upgrade. We heard from over 300 people through face-to-face and online consultation.

    Top line summary findings of this consultation period are:

    - 89.4% view it as ‘very important’ or ‘important’ that the building has fit-for-purpose lifesaving/lifeguard facilities, welcomes members and the community, is a place where people feel comfortable to seek help and celebrates the rich history of Bronte

    - The natural environment is seen as the most important of the guiding principles, with 91.25% of respondents determining it is ‘very important’ or ‘important’ that the new building is sustainable, integrates and highlights the natural environment and uses durable materials

    - 80.63% of respondents determined it is ‘very important’ or ‘important that the building links to the beach, promenade, park, Coastal Walk and gully by seamlessly connecting the indoor and outdoor spaces

    85% of respondents said their number one activity is swimming. Other activities of important were walking (55%) and spending time with family and friends (50%)

    Click here to view the the Consultation Report in full.

    These findings will be used to inform the next stage of the project.

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the first round of consultation for the Bronte Surf Club and community facilities upgrade. We heard from over 300 people through face-to-face and online consultation.

    Top line summary findings of this consultation period are:

    - 89.4% view it as ‘very important’ or ‘important’ that the building has fit-for-purpose lifesaving/lifeguard facilities, welcomes members and the community, is a place where people feel comfortable to seek help and celebrates the rich history of Bronte

    - The natural environment is seen as the most important of the guiding principles, with 91.25% of respondents determining it is ‘very important’ or ‘important’ that the new building is sustainable, integrates and highlights the natural environment and uses durable materials

    - 80.63% of respondents determined it is ‘very important’ or ‘important that the building links to the beach, promenade, park, Coastal Walk and gully by seamlessly connecting the indoor and outdoor spaces

    85% of respondents said their number one activity is swimming. Other activities of important were walking (55%) and spending time with family and friends (50%)

    Click here to view the the Consultation Report in full.

    These findings will be used to inform the next stage of the project.

  • Consultation open for Bronte Surf Club

    3 months ago

    Council and Bronte Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) are working together to make a fit-for-purpose surf lifesaving club. Before we start we would like to hear what is most important to you. Your feedback will inform the design and shape the guiding vision for the project. Sign in and complete the survey now.

    Council and Bronte Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) are working together to make a fit-for-purpose surf lifesaving club. Before we start we would like to hear what is most important to you. Your feedback will inform the design and shape the guiding vision for the project. Sign in and complete the survey now.

  • Register for updates and consultation

    3 months ago

    Consultation with the Bronte SLSC and Waverley Council Lifeguards has already begun by gathering information of lifesaving needs and member requirements. However, there will be broader consultation at two key milestones across the project.

    The first will be ‘gathering information’. Before the consultants develop a design, Council and Bronte SLSC would like to hear from the community. Your feedback will inform the design and shape the guiding vision for the project.

    In the second round of consultation the community will be shown a beautiful new clubhouse concept and asked if they support the suggested design or if they would like to see any changes.

    To be kept up-to-date with opportunities to get involved, register here.

    Consultation with the Bronte SLSC and Waverley Council Lifeguards has already begun by gathering information of lifesaving needs and member requirements. However, there will be broader consultation at two key milestones across the project.

    The first will be ‘gathering information’. Before the consultants develop a design, Council and Bronte SLSC would like to hear from the community. Your feedback will inform the design and shape the guiding vision for the project.

    In the second round of consultation the community will be shown a beautiful new clubhouse concept and asked if they support the suggested design or if they would like to see any changes.

    To be kept up-to-date with opportunities to get involved, register here.

  • Bronte Surf Club and Community Facilities Upgrade

    3 months ago

    A new era for Bronte Surf Life Saving Club.

    Waverley Council in partnership with Bronte Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) has announced it will embark on a proposed $9 million redevelopment of the surf club and community facilities building.

    The proposed redevelopment will see the existing structure demolished to make way for a new and sustainable building that will meet the needs of contemporary surf life saving and the wider community.

    The new building will provide fit-for-purpose lifeguard and first aid facilities, family and accessible public amenities, administrative offices, kiosk, gymnasium, function room and training and meeting rooms.

    Council’s Lifeguard tower will be relocated to a more suitable location to align with Surf Lifesaving Australia requirements and recommendations. The promenade will also be upgraded for all users of Bronte Beach.

    Waverley Mayor, John Wakefield, said more than 1900 Bronte SLSC members, alongside Waverley Council Lifeguards and workers, use the surf club as hub for rescues, training, storing equipment and first aid.


    A new era for Bronte Surf Life Saving Club.

    Waverley Council in partnership with Bronte Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) has announced it will embark on a proposed $9 million redevelopment of the surf club and community facilities building.

    The proposed redevelopment will see the existing structure demolished to make way for a new and sustainable building that will meet the needs of contemporary surf life saving and the wider community.

    The new building will provide fit-for-purpose lifeguard and first aid facilities, family and accessible public amenities, administrative offices, kiosk, gymnasium, function room and training and meeting rooms.

    Council’s Lifeguard tower will be relocated to a more suitable location to align with Surf Lifesaving Australia requirements and recommendations. The promenade will also be upgraded for all users of Bronte Beach.

    Waverley Mayor, John Wakefield, said more than 1900 Bronte SLSC members, alongside Waverley Council Lifeguards and workers, use the surf club as hub for rescues, training, storing equipment and first aid.