SURF life savers and beachgoers are gearing up to celebrate the opening of the Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club this Sunday.
While the club received keys to its new premises late last year, March 11 will mark the official opening of the facility.
Community members will be able to see inside building and enjoy face-painting, ice cream and a free sausage sizzle.
The volunteer surf lifesavers hope to perform a surf rescue display, if weather permits, and will patrol Yanchep Lagoon as part of their regular weekly patrols until noon.
Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said it was an opportunity for anyone wanting to potentially join the club to learn more and see them in action.
“The far-northern coastal suburbs have been growing at an incredible rate and now the Yanchep SLSC has exceptional facilities to accommodate a bigger membership,” she said.
“Yanchep Lagoon is such a popular beach, enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.
“With the accompanying works carried out at the neighbouring Picnic Cove later this year, this special area will be such a wonderful space for people to enjoy.”
Lotterywest contributed $500,000 to the $7.67 million project, which included construction of the surf club, public toilets and changerooms, beach access ramps, lookout tower, carparks and a laydown area.
During a confidential session at last night’s Wanneroo council meeting, elected members decided to progress to the second stage of an expression of interest process for the old surf club site with all candidates.
They noted that administration would liaise with the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage about the possibility of putting accommodation on the Crown Reserve site.
What: Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club official opening
When: 11am-1.30pm on Sunday, March 11
Where: 5 Brazier Road, Yanchep
More: call 9405 5000 or visit wanneroo.wa.gov.au