Ocean Grove Surf Beach Complex Redevelopment
The redevelopment of the Surf Beach Complex on Ocean Grove Main Beach is one of the largest projects that Barwon Coast have undertaken in recent years. The redevelopment is being undertaken in partnership with the Ocean Grove Surf Lifesaving Club (OGSLC). When completed the Surf Beach Complex will provide a restaurant venue and the home for the OGSLC.
The project commenced in late April 2018 with the demolition of the Dunes Restaurant and OGSLC to make way for the construction of a new complex. The OGSLC established a temporary site within a section of grass car park immediately behind the main beach toilet block to conduct their activities from while the redevelopment is in progress. A pop-up restaurant venue has also been established to operate during the build.
Wood Marsh architects designed the new Surf Beach Complex and Ireland Brown Construction are undertaking the build. The project is tracking well against budget and time projections. In November 2018 the observation tower part of the build was completed to enable the OGSLC to perform their beach safety functions throughout summer. Minister for the Bellarine, Lisa Neville MP (who facilitated funding for the observation tower) officially opened this part of the facility during the club's major fundraising event the 'Rip To River' on 29th December 2018.
The expected completion date for the entire complex is May 2019.