The development of a new Moore Park Surf Life Saving clubhouse has officially been approved and will include a range of features to benefit the organisation's 230 members and the community once constructed.
The Material Change of Use application for the single-storey development will include two training rooms, a club canteen and storage facilities.
A first aid room, bathrooms, terrace and public amenities block will also be featured as well as 12 parking spaces for staff and volunteers.
According to the application, the development was initially proposed due to impacts of erosion upon the existing clubhouse building which “has led to a state of disrepair.”
Funding secured from the State Government and the Commonwealth allowed Surf Life Saving Queensland to progress with plans for the development, which has been included in Bundaberg Regional Council's proposed Moore Park Beach Masterplan.
“Once the new clubhouse is constructed, as part of the More Park Beach Masterplan project, Council will demolish the existing building,” the application states.
New clubhouse part of Moore Park Beach Masterplan
In April 2021 Bundaberg Regional Council adopted the final version of the Moore Park Beach Masterplan ‘Spaces and Places’.
The Masterplan is a strategic document that’s objectives are to improve recreational facilities and amenities in the Moore Pak Beach area to entice visitors while creating a greater sense of pride in the local community.
The Moore Park Surf Lifesaving Club‘s development of a new clubhouse will form Stage 1 of the Masterplan.
According to the application, the new clubhouse will be constructed near the current building on Park Drive and will become a “crucial point of connectivity for Moore Park Beach for staff and volunteers.”
“The club has approximately 200 to 230 members per season and is staffed and operated solely by volunteers,” the application states.
“In 2021, the 33 patrolling members amassed 2,169.42 volunteer patrol hours for ‘between the flag’ duties for 13,017 beach goers.”
Why is there no bar or bistro?
This is terrible for the future of Moore Park Beach and its community.
How do we rectify this?
Because first and foremost it will be a building for life savers not social drinkers. As much as many of us would like a venue by the ocean it is not the responsibility of Surf Life Saving Qld to provide.
I would have thought that providing a bar/ bistro facility would have been an ideal way of involving the Moore Park Beach community into the Life Savers club/aims, as well as a way of raising funds for the club. After all, public funding is being used to provide this much needed facility and as such, the building could have included a social gathering/eating area for the MPB community as was included in the original surf live saving club house!!
The previous club did have facilities for meals and drinks and certainly is a way for fund raising and community involvement. just as bowls clubs for bowlers and rsl for returned services and leagues clubs for footballers, many in community would like to be involved, not having those facilities is a missed opportunity.
When is the skate park going to be done at moore park? What is there to do for young adults and kids in the region.
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