Finally, Cabarita SLSC clubhouse is in sight
IT has been a long time coming, but Cabarita Beach Surf Life Saving Club looks like it will have its brand new clubhouse up and running by this time next year.
Cabarita builders Jeff and Jenny Johnson, of Unique Homes, have been named as the company charged with taking the club into a new era and are confident the new clubhouse will be on course for an opening next July.
Club President Patrick Raftery said the announcement that the builders have been hired for the club should be a sign to everyone that the new club is well and truly on the way.
"It will give all members great satisfaction and a sense of pride in the realisation of the dream unfolding before us," Mr Raftery said.
Fundraising co-ordinator Peter O'Donnell said the club has been operating out of a demountable structure and a converted public toilet block on Pandanus Parade after the dilapidated former home of the surf club was demolished in April to make way for the new structure.
"We'll continue to operate in our current circumstances until the club can open next year," Mr O'Donnell said.
"Everyone is getting very excited about getting into the new club."
The surf club only announced the outcome of the building contract yesterday, with Unique Homes of Cabarita Beach securing the $960,000 contract after putting in the highest-quality and best-priced plan to the club.
Funding for the clubhouse has come from the club's own fundraising events as well as $650,000 from the Tweed Shire Council and $200,000 from the State Department of Sports and Recreation, but the club is now appealing to the community to help by supplying goods and labour.
To make a donation please contact Patrick Raftery on (02) 6676 2005 or Peter O'Donnell on (02) 6677 7557.