Victorian Government gives thumbs up for new Edithvale Life Saving Club designs
24 April 2018
Kingston Council and the Edithvale Life Saving Club have successfully gained State Government approval to redevelop the ageing club building.
Kingston Mayor Steve Staikos said he was thrilled the new plans had been given the thumbs up by the Department of Land, Water & Planning
Edithvale Life Saving Club was founded in 1919 and occupies the oldest building on Port Philip Bay.
“The current building has served the community well but is ageing and needs replacing,” Cr Staikos said. “Every summer more than 20,000 visitors flock to Edithvale beach and it’s vital that the Life Saving Club has the facilities it needs to ensure the public’s safety in the water.”
“The Victorian Government has committed $1.5 million to the project and Kingston Council will contribute $2.72m. We’re excited to have the project back on track and Council will advertise the new designs for community input.”
Kingston Council has invested significantly in successfully upgrading and replacing local Life Saving Clubs in recent years including the new Carrum Life Saving Club and the recently completed Mordialloc Life Saving Club.