Our intention is to build an environmentally and aesthetically pleasing building that is instantly recognisable as a rescue hub. It will be fit-for-purpose and functional for our immediate needs, and future-proofed for tomorrow’s needs – with secure space for rescue equipment storage, education and training areas, improved communication systems, first aid facilities, and duality for broader community use.
As the primary tenant of the new building, the Papamoa Surf Club has formally acknowledged the need for financial sustainability so that the Club can be well positioned to cover the future costs associated with ongoing repairs and maintenance.
Over the past four years, Trustees have taken a careful and considered approach to the size and cost requirements for the new building. We have sought advice from New Zealand’s leading Surf Club advisors, talked to potential funders, reviewed a number of design concepts and visited a number of new surf club build projects. Based on this research, the recommendation from the Trust is to build a 1300m2 building (which is 2.5 times the current footprint), with optimum design flexibility and future proofing taken into consideration.