New club opening? No worries

Coogee Beach Café manager Sam Tan says the opening of the new $10 million Coogee Beach Surf Life Saving Club will not affect his business.
Coogee Beach Café manager Sam Tan says the opening of the new $10 million Coogee Beach Surf Life Saving Club will not affect his business.

Coogee Beach Surf Life Saving Club’s new home is a two-storey facility that includes a gym, change rooms, meeting rooms, kitchen, public toilets and a kiosk, among other features.

But caf� manager Sam Tan said the Coogee Beach icon will be fine for business now and when the new club opens late next month.

‘I don’t think having a new club down the road will affect us,’ he said.

‘If people want coffee they can still just drive down. We have plenty of regulars and there is plenty of parking . It’s a great spot.’

The beach might also receive a boost with a shark barrier set to be trialled north of the jetty this summer.

East ward councillor Lee-Anne Smith previously said she held concerns that a barrier may attract residents from outside the City and that the beach could not cope with the extra demand for parking.