Fletcher Reinforcing contractor Cole Shanks at work on the
Brighton Surf Life Saving Club building last week. Photo by
The Brighton Surf Life Saving Club rebuild project is on
budget and on track to be finished by the end of September,
Club rebuild committee senior member Scott Weatherall said
the roof of the ground floor was set to be finished this week
and the first floor framing would be erected next week.
The building subcommittees were finalising the colour
schemes, lighting and landscaping.
''This project is certainly becoming a real reality now.''
The buy-a-brick programme had been altered and the names of
people who bought bricks would be inscribed on tiles for
display on a main entrance foyer wall.
Mr Weatherall said the design allowed the community to use
the clubrooms without interfering with club operations.
Community groups and individuals had approached him wanting
to use the facility, including a couple who had booked it for
a wedding reception.
''It is very exciting for us because that will assist the
covering of the ongoing costs.''
A facility manager would be appointed.
The voluntary position would manage bookings and ensure the
club was ''looking sharp''.
Because of fire regulations, the building could hold only 100
people, so there would be three or four opening ceremonies,
Mr Weatherall said.
''There been so many people that have got in behind us and
Mr Weatherall acknowledged the support of project partner G.
J. Gardner and the residents and companies who approached him
every week offering support towards the rebuild.
''This is exactly what we want: a genuine community-owned and