Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club | Warren and Mahoney

Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club | Warren and Mahoney | Photographer: Sean Fennessy

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club | Warren and Mahoney

Traditional Land Owners
Garigal and Gayamaygal (Please note that this is not confirmed, but the best possible estimation based on existing evidence)
Year
2023
Chapter

New South Wales

Category
Public Architecture
Builder
Kane Construction Pty ltd
Photographer
Sean Fennessy
Project summary

Life on the Northern Beaches is characterised by a strong surf, beach and sports culture and a deep affinity for the land and seascape. Following extensive public consultation meetings with the Council, and engaging closely throughout the process with a community working group from the Club, our solution for Mona Vale’s new Surf Life Saving Club was a world-class but genuinely local design. Reflecting and celebrating Indigenous connection to Country and the land on which it sits, Aboriginal artists Michael Glasheen and Leslie McLeod developed works for the indoor and outdoor spaces. Particular consideration and care was given to accessibility, cross-generational support and migrant populations. Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club has been patrolling the same stretch of beach for 100 years. Its latest iteration has exceeded all stakeholder expectations in its scope to boost membership revenue, secure the club’s future and create an enduring legacy for the community.

New South Wales Jury Presentation

“As the Life Saving and community needs have grown exponentially over the past 40 years, a new building was long overdue. The building design, through club and community consultation, has provided massive improvements both operationally and commercially. The club now has fit-for-purpose spaces – with each space providing excellent layout and access, enabling the Club to operate in multiple areas at the same time in an efficient, effective and safe manner. Previously the club was not able to support the community as it can today.” Paula Tocquer, President Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club

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Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club | Warren and Mahoney | Photographer: Sean Fennessy

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