Council awards tender for design of surf lifesaving club building

Wanneroo City Council decided on March 3 to accept the company’s $254,580 price, with the contract to be awarded tomorrow.

According to the council agenda, it has until late August to complete the design, then the City will call for tenders to build the $7.77 million facility.

It said after it awards that contract in November, it would take 42 weeks to build, and should be complete by October 2016.

‘The project will include the design of the car park to the north of the new surf club,’ the City’s website said. ‘This will influence the design for Picnic Cove re-development.’

The council also considered a report on coastal hazard risk management and endorsed its recommendations, which would result in an increase of $500,000 to the original budget forecast of $7.27 million.

After elected members queried the decision to locate the surf club building close to the beach at Yanchep Lagoon considering the coastal erosion risks and 50-year life expectancy of the building, the updated report included an explanation.

‘The overall location for the YSLSC was recommended to the City by Surf Life Saving WA (in 2010),’ it said.

‘A 50-year design life risk to infrastructure is considered acceptable in comparison to the mitigation of beach user safety risk.’

It said the location would enable the club to manage lifesaving services and focus on beach user safety.