Surf is up for new club

Early drawings released in 2013 show where the proposed Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club would be built in relation to the Brazier Road realignment and what it might look like from the beach.
Early drawings released in 2013 show where the proposed Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club would be built in relation to the Brazier Road realignment and what it might look like from the beach.

Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association vice-chairwoman Debbie Lanario and secretary Lorraine Jackson sought input from other members at the June 23 meeting after attending a stakeholders’ workshop on June 16.

The pair showed attendees an artist’s impression of the proposed building, which the City of Wanneroo has not yet released publicly.

They asked them to comment on how important they considered erosion effects were in relation to the new building, between the beach and the future alignment of Brazier Road north.

Ms Lanario said they believed the building was well thought out and would blend with the terrain.

She said the City and surf club had been working on the project for four years, and the building was likely to have a 40-year lifespan, with facilities to include public toilets and showers, as well as training rooms and a kitchen for the club.

‘It has everything that a great club would have,’ she said. ‘If they have proper facilities, the club could grow.’

The success criteria they wanted feedback on addressed priorities such as how erosion would affect the stability of the building, surrounding infrastructure, beach width and the beach access.

Ms Lanario said if the club was located farther back from the beach, it would require a higher viewing tower.

‘The criteria is they have got to see the water’s edge,’ she said.

‘The picture shows a tower ” that becomes a viewing tower ” so that they can see the water’s edge.

‘They can see the full 180-degree view from that tower.’

Resident Jane Senior asked whether there would be disabled access across the beach from the ramp, similar to matting at Quinns Beach.

Another resident, Ed Whitchurch, said the building should be built so that it was not affected by erosion.

TRYRA committee members will also be involved in a second stakeholder workshop next week, along with members of Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club, the City’s community development staff and Surf Life Saving WA representatives.