Long journey for new Secret Harbour club nears end

Bistel Construction manager Rob Voss with Secret Harbour Surf Life Saving Club president Digby Wilson.
Bistel Construction manager Rob Voss with Secret Harbour Surf Life Saving Club president Digby Wilson.

SECRET Harbour Surf Life Saving Club (SHSLSC) is on track to open its new headquarters next year.

A new clubhouse is being built to accommodate the increasing population of club members and residents who use Secret Harbour beach.

The building project has been quite the journey, according to SHSLSC president Digby Wilson.

“It has been some 10 years from the concept to now, with the building almost finished,” he said.

“The new building has three levels that will create a source of financial stability for the club.

“The ground floor has a large space for a café and kiosk which we intend on sub-leasing to a commercial operator,” he said.

“There is a big health studio that will also be up for lease commercially. The second and third levels will be for hire functions.

“We have been putting money aside for the new building for sometime so we are already in a strong financial position.

“All of these things will give us an ongoing source of income.”

The ground level will also contain an office, club kitchen, wet training area, equipment storage areas, first aid training area and boardroom.

The second level has a kitchen and a large space to cater for functions, with floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the surrounding vista.

The third floor has an open sundeck and kitchen, and will be available for functions.

It offers stunning views of the surrounding panorama of beach, ocean, coastline, golfcourse and Secret Harbour residential areas.

The new club is set to open in February 2016.