New Clubhouse / Lifeguard and Community Facility
The existing Council owned building was born from public changing sheds in the late 1960's. Over several years, the changing sheds were modified with a second story built on, further modifications were later needed to accommodate additional lifeguard equipment. Unfortunately, due to the adhoc nature of this original building, it has many limitations with its use as a lifeguard facility and also as a usable clubhouse.
We are undertaking to replace the existing building with a new, modern, purpose built facility.
View from beach, start of access road View from north west
The new building plan has been designed to meet the needs of lifeguard patrol whilst providing features that all sporting and recreational clubs desire. The lifeguard operations wing comprises of a first aid room on the ground floor with easy access for emergency services. Above the first aid room on the first floor is a 'clubby lounge' with the patrol operations station positioned on a mezzanene floor overlooking the beach for a maximum vantage point.
The main structure of the building will provide storage space on the ground floor for all necessay lifeguard equipment and surf sports craft. A patrol bay located directly adjacent the patrol wing will provide a ready IRB for quick response. Above the gear storage is the main clubhouse lounge which can accommodate a medium size function catering to approx 120 seated people or just under 200 people standing room. At one end of the lounge is a kitchen and adjoining bar to meet the needs of any social function.
The southern wing ground floor houses changing areas with showers and the junior equipment storage bay. On the first floor is a the club office / storage room, toilets and a gym. The gym will have weights and exercise equipment to supplement lifeguard training and for general membership use.
The new Spencer Park surf life saving clubhouse will provide many opportunities for the local community of Spencerville and also other user groups of the Spencer Park and Bottle Lake Reserve area. The Club has been consulting with the local community to establish shared use as the community of Spencerville suffered the loss of its 50 year old hall due to the 2010 earthquakes. The new clubhouse will provide the community with a large lounge for community functions and social events.
Go to Building Plans for more views of the proposed building