Surfing WA has commenced development of their new premises at South Trigg Beach. For safety and security, a perimeter fence (surrounding a larger area at the location) has been erected (following the successful issue of a building permit on 29 July 2021).
Work is expected to span to June/July 2022.
The builder is Bistel. The site, builder vehicle traffic and general traffic management will be wholly managed by Bistel.
A purpose-built, new home for Surfing WA has been approved for development, approximately 250 metres south of its current location. The site is immediately north of the City of Stirling’s existing ablutions and disused kiosk amenity at the south end of the Trigg Beach car park.
Surfing WA will be relocating to the new location from its existing facility at the north end of Trigg Beach car parks (where it has been located since 1995). The existing facility (leased from the City of Stirling) has major deficiencies and is no longer considered suitable or ‘fit for purpose’ for the needs of Surfing WA and the surfing community.
The new amenities are fully funded by the Federal Government and Surfing WA, located on land provided through a City of Stirling Ground Lease. Other key stakeholders are Successful Projects (Project Management), Bateman Architects (Design) and Bistel (Builder).
There will be no change to existing public ablution amenities, eastern dune coverage (adjacent to roundabout) or beach access.
The new building is a low-line / single-storey, demountable facility, designed to complement the coastal environment. It will provide for the community:
- Reduced traffic, parking and crowd congestion at Trigg’s current northern car parks
- Public Open Space retained and rehabilitated with grassed terracing, trees, landscaping, shade shelters and seating
- A new landscaped ‘pause’ area with seating for pedestrians and cyclists, to improve access for users of the paved coastal pathway
- A surfing memorabilia display for public viewing
- Safer, more efficient training amenities for surfers – catering to future growth of WA’s largest Surf School program
- A location for modern surf education, training, equipment, events and work spaces
- New washdown facility, changerooms and ablutions for surf participants and coaches.
During the development period, a larger perimeter surrounding the area will be fenced off by the builder for safety and security. When completed, the safety fencing will be removed and members of the public will be able to access the new building’s surrounds and shared-use amenities.
There are not expected to be any interruptions to beach access and public ablutions at the south end of the site will continue to be available for public use. The shared-use path that runs along the western boundary of the site will continue to be accessible for pedestrians and cyclists.*
No decision has been made by the City of Stirling regarding what will happen with the original facilities at the northern end car park.
*Some short periods of disruption may occur at the location, though are expected to be minor and temporary. Advance notice will be provided on this website and at the site location.