New surf club ready to roll

Top: . Coogee nippers deliver the keys to Fremantle MP Melissa Parke. Bottom: Stilt walkers greeted attendees of the official handover of keys ceremony last week.
Top: . Coogee nippers deliver the keys to Fremantle MP Melissa Parke. Bottom: Stilt walkers greeted attendees of the official handover of keys ceremony last week.

Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett and other dignitaries, including Fremantle MP Melissa Parke and sports minister Terry Waldron, made the ceremonial key handover last week, with 80 people in attendance.

The two-storey development includes community facilities, a gym, change rooms, meeting rooms, kitchen, public toilets and a kiosk, and represents a substantial upgrade compared with the current brick building the club has used for the last decade.

The handover will leave the Coogee Beach Surf Life Saving Club with two months to make the move from its current home, with an official opening day tentatively pencilled in for September 22.

After working on the project for 10 years, Coogee Beach Surf Life Saving Club founding member Daryll Smith said he was eager to have the facility up and running.

‘The outcome is going to be a great facility for the whole community to use,’ he said.

‘We’ve taken a long-term view for the project, so any expansions in the future have already have been planned for.’