Yacht Club set for spending

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KINGSTON ratepayers will foot most of the bill for a $3 million redevelopment of the Parkdale Yacht Club.

The building will be completely rebuilt for use by Parkdale Yacht Club, Kingston District Girl Guides and Beach Patrol Australia. The redevelopment will add increased storage space.

Kingston Council ticked off the project last week. Building works are expected to start in January and be completed by September 2020.

The mayor Georgina Oxley said “this important investment will give the aging building a new lease of life that will ensure future generations are able to make use of this popular club in our community for years to come.”

“The redevelopment will also see enhanced sustainability measures put in place including rooftop rainwater harvesting for flushing and boat washdown, water efficient utilities, energy efficient lighting and an efficient air conditioning system,” she said.

“This will be a modern, sustainable facility that has been designed in collaboration with the club and community groups, everyone involved is looking forward to seeing the new yacht club on our beautiful foreshore come to life.”

The Parkdale Yacht Club contributed $100,000 towards the project. 

Kingston Council says that full access to the beach will be maintained while works are undertaken, but that access to some areas of the promenade will be restricted.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 4 December 2019

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