New South Wales
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.