Update Jan 2020 – New Building Project

Over the past 50 years the club house has been battered by the environment and is now in a poor state of repair. The primary driver for the development of the Pavilion is the need to address major structural degradation, mitigate against coastal erosion and to reconfigure patrol, meeting and storage spaces to improve their performance and reflect the growing size of the club. A Seismic Assessment was completed by Chris Pine of Sawrey Consulting Engineers in 2011 and updated in 2018 which included a number of recommendations. The main suggestion was that the club move out within 5 years.

In summary, the Pavilion is currently requiring redevelopment because of:

  • increased club use, particularly by juniors and their families
  • requirements for multiple concurrent use, driving a more effective layout
  • increased demand and expectations by other users
  • the current facility is no longer fit for purpose
  • the building is structurally unable to withstand a seismic event or tsunami
  • the location of the facility is within the forecast erosion zone
  • club membership and use has outgrown the current space available
  • Civil Defence may want to locate their Paekakariki centre to this site
  • other community groups and users are keen to use the facility

The key needs are therefore:

  • improved changing and toileting facilities
  • improved and increased storage
  • separation of patrol and meeting/function rooms
  • improved kitchen facilities
  • space for other community groups and activities
Proposed location of the new building


For further information contact:

Matt Warren
Paekakariki Surf Lifeguards
027 4757323