Remediation work will be underway at 307-327R Fitzgerald Avenue in Maroubra, in preparation for the construction of a new amenities building for South Maroubra beach, the start of Stage 2 of the proposed upgrades on the site.
In February 2022, JK Environments Pty Ltd received approval to proceed with the remediation work (DA/330/2021/A) to make the area sustainable and economically viable for the new building. Following the completion of Stage 1, which has delivered a new overflow car park alongside resurfacing and the planting of new trees, the project is moving on to the construction of the amenities building.
The said building will feature the following:
- Male and female amenities (including unisex accessible amenities and baby change facilities)
- A communal wash basin area easily identifiable within the park
- Cleaner’s storeroom
- Storage areas for local Lifeguards, Maroubra SLSC and Surfing NSW
- Accessible paths and landscaped areas
- Accessible parking
- External wash bay and showers
- Natural ventilation
Plans for the building went on public exhibition in the mid-2021 and was welcomed by the South Maroubra Surf Club, whose facility is next to the site.
“Toilets, showers, utensil cleaning space for coastal walkers, park users and a storage space for our club, surfing NSW and lifeguards. It’s taken nearly 8 years but many will benefit from this environmentally-friendly amenities block!” the club shared on social media.
The current amenities for club members and the community “don’t meet today’s minimum accessibility standards and a new, accessible building is needed for the benefit of the community,” per former Randwick Mayor Danny Said.
“It’s great that in addition to the amenities, we can provide extra storage facilities for the surf club and Surfing NSW, to ensure they can continue to grow and be an important part of the local community,” he added.