'We have a unique opportunity to participate in the history of both Bronte and Bronte Surf Life Saving Club, by creating a building that will serve the community now and for generations to come.

We are hoping to help create a state of the art building from which we continue to provide lifesaving services, education and training to our patrolling members, training for Nippers, Youth and Masters programs, and a hub in which the broader community can gather and utilise. 

A surf life saving club is more than the sum of its parts...it is, quite simply, a focal point for the whole community.’

The building that houses Bronte Surf Lifesaving Club was built in 1974, at a time when the needs of the Club, the community and Council were very different. The building has been adapted over time to accommodate current functionality reasonably well, but it is now in a state that requires urgent repairs and significant ongoing maintenance. 

The cost of conducting the necessary repairs and upgrades to the existing building runs into the millions of dollars, and in alignment with their Strategic Asset Management Plan 5, Waverley Council has made the decision to rebuild the facility. 

The role of lifesaving and taking care of the public has never been more relevant and we look forward to being able to provide a building for the community and our members to allow us to continue this important public function.

What is the current status of the project?

We are pleased to advise that the Bronte Surf Club and Community Facilities upgrade has reached another milestone with the Council and the Club lodging a development application (DA) for the upgrade in October 2022.

You can find out more about the project, including how to have your say on the Waverley Council website - https://haveyoursay.waverley.nsw.gov.au/bronte-surf-club-and-community-facilities