Cameron Howe, News by Cameron
February 18, 2021
Bold plans for the $14.5m Mentone Life Saving Club redevelopment, will see the state-of-the-art landmark feature a new roof-top viewing deck serving up more than just bay sunsets.
It is not just the salty seaside air that finds its way to Mentone beach, so do tens-of-thousands visitors annually, who will be able to take in expansive views from shaded seating or the balcony. Visitors under plans recently approved will be greeted by a meandering boardwalk from Beach Road to the promenade under stage one plans.
Ample storage space, a kitchenette, kiosk, gym, office, dining and social facilities along with toilet, shower and training amenities are some of the facility’s features. It is all possible thanks to local and state funding contributions that will see Mentone become one of Kingston’s largest life saving clubhouses.
With construction set to kick off after the contract is soon awarded, Kingston Ward Committee member, Jane Agirtan said the project would be an impressive addition to the municipality’s 13km coastline.
“Accommodating the needs of our growing municipality, visitors will enjoy beautiful bay vistas from the new boardwalk, with lifesavers able to keep an eagle’s eye over swimmers also from this impressive facility,” Jane said.
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