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Goolwa Surf Life Saving Club

Update 12 April 2019

Excellent progress continues to be made for the Goolwa Goolwa Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) facility and surrounds, with substantial changes to both internal and external features. All internal wiring and framework has been completed with works now focused on finalising internal wall cladding, ceilings, windows, tiling and external cladding elements.

MOSSOP, Council’s contracted builder, continue to utilise a number of local sub-contractors to deliver many aspects of the facility construction. Surf Life Saving SA, Goolwa SLSC and Council staff continue to work together to ensure this project is completed on schedule.

The Goolwa Beach CWMS (Community Wastewater Management System) Pump Station construction works are now complete and electrical infrastructure is underway, as the SLSC facility approaches its final stages during April and May 2019. A local plumbing company has performed all works associated with this critical task and have worked seamlessly with both Council and MOSSOP staff to achieve positive construction results.

A key milestone was reached in March 2019 with the removal of the temporary public toilet to make way for the final service installation and landscaping works to commence. The final building and surrounding works includes the creation of a public plaza space between SLSC and Bombora Café, where visitors can relax and enjoy the facilities on offer.

During April and May in the lead up to project completion, a bank of smaller temporary toilets will be installed at Goolwa Beach for a 6 week period to provide ongoing toilet access for beach users – we appreciate that services provided are smaller than previous temporary facilities, however acknowledge that this was unavoidable and is only for a short period of time.

MOSSOP builders are currently on-track to finalise works in mid-2019.

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Update 28 March 2019

The Goolwa Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) Facility development progresses on schedule, with both external and internal components and fixtures being fitted and completed.

The local café at Goolwa Beach will continue to operate as usual; however, there will be minor changes to the public toilet arrangement in the beach carpark in coming months to make way for the development of a paved area in front of the surf lifesaving club. Public toilets will remain onsite throughout the duration of the project until the new facilities are commissioned.

Update 1 February 2019

Excellent progress continued during January 2019 with substantial progress being achieved in accordance with scheduled program.

The internal building layout is taking shape with all major corridors, change rooms, toilets and SLSC spaces clearly visible. All major structural elements are complete with the first floor concrete works completed and major roof trusses installed.  The new Council owned pump station was installed during December with electrical works for that critical infrastructure to follow.

Update - 21 December 2018

Mid-December saw completion of the curing of the first floor slabs and following on from this, the contractor returned to site and commenced installation and connection of the major structural steel framing for the first floor.

The site has now been vacated for the Christmas break, and will be remobilising on Monday 7 January 2019 to continue steel works.  During the Christmas and New Year period, the site compound will be reduced to a minimum.  Parking restrictions will be in place in some areas of the existing carpark area.


Following many years of collaboration, and as part of the Goolwa Beach Car Park and Environs Masterplan, Goolwa Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC), Surf Life Saving SA and Alexandrina Council are proud to be embarking on the exciting transformation of the Goolwa Beach precinct, in the form of the new Goolwa Beach SLSC facility.

Following a detailed procurement period Mossop Construction + Interiors, a highly recognised SA construction company has been awarded the construction works of this highly anticipated facility. Both Council and SLSC representatives have ensured local sub-contractor services feature highly within the Mossop construction program.

Mossop will commence work onsite from Monday 6 August 2018 – with site offices, compound and site fencing being established, and the decommissioning of the existing toilet facilities.

Temporary toilet facilities will be established adjacent to the construction site for ongoing, and uninterrupted, public use. The toilets will continue to be serviced on a daily basis, to ensure visitors to beach, café and greater area are provided with complimentary serviced facilities.

Revision to traffic movements within the Goolwa Beach carpark will be clearly signed and advertised during the construction phase.

Alexandrina Council endorsed the Goolwa Beach Car Park and Environs Masterplan on 6 February 2017. The aim of the masterplan is to guide future development and sustainable management of the Goolwa Beach carpark and surrounding area over the next 20 years.

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Mayor and CEO at Goolwa SLSC