New building for surf lifesavers

SURF lifesavers are looking forward to having a new home in Yanchep by next summer after a construction tender was awarded.

The Wanneroo City Council awarded the $4.53 million tender to build the Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club and public amenities building beside Yanchep Lagoon to Diploma Construction WA on Tuesday night.

“It’s fantastic that we’ve finally got to this stage,” club president John Heesters said.

“This has been ongoing since 2004 – I have been involved since 2010. We’ve been involved every step of the way.

“We have literally grown out of the old building.

“It will be great to have a nice new building that’s sealed and we can put good quality first-aid equipment into.”

Work should start on February 12 and be complete by November, and the project is expected to cost $6.788 million, with a current shortfall of $4.742 million.

The council agenda said $800,000 from the Old Yanchep Road upgrade would be used to cover part of the shortfall this financial year, then the City would allocate another $3.942 million in 2016-17.

The council also approved a $255,280 tender contract with Landmark Products to built the Fishermans Hollow beach access, which should be completed by July.