Paekākāriki Surf Lifeguards New Building Project

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Consultation has concluded

Surf lifeguards in inflatable boats surfing over waves near the shore.

This consultation is now closed.

Paekākāriki Surf Lifeguards celebrated its centenary in 2013, making this iconic club one of the oldest in the country. It is estimated that the efforts of the club have rescued well over 1000 people from life-threatening situations in the past 100 years on the Kāpiti Coast.

Over the past 50 years, the clubhouse has been battered by the environment and is now in a poor state of repair. It's time to move out of the old building to:

  • Address major structural degradation
  • Mitigate against coastal erosion
  • Reconfigure patrol, meeting and storage spaces to improve performance and reflect the growth of the club.

Greater Wellington intends to grant a lease to the Paekākāriki Surf Lifesaving club for a period of 30 years pursuant to Section 59A of the Reserves Act 1977 and Part 3B of the Conservation Act 1987. The new clubhouse proposal is available in the documents link on the right and we welcome your feedback on the developed plan. This consultation closes at 3pm, Tuesday 6 April 2021.

If you have any questions about the proposal or the consultation, please use the Q&A tool in the tab below.


This consultation is now closed.

Paekākāriki Surf Lifeguards celebrated its centenary in 2013, making this iconic club one of the oldest in the country. It is estimated that the efforts of the club have rescued well over 1000 people from life-threatening situations in the past 100 years on the Kāpiti Coast.

Over the past 50 years, the clubhouse has been battered by the environment and is now in a poor state of repair. It's time to move out of the old building to:

  • Address major structural degradation
  • Mitigate against coastal erosion
  • Reconfigure patrol, meeting and storage spaces to improve performance and reflect the growth of the club.

Greater Wellington intends to grant a lease to the Paekākāriki Surf Lifesaving club for a period of 30 years pursuant to Section 59A of the Reserves Act 1977 and Part 3B of the Conservation Act 1987. The new clubhouse proposal is available in the documents link on the right and we welcome your feedback on the developed plan. This consultation closes at 3pm, Tuesday 6 April 2021.

If you have any questions about the proposal or the consultation, please use the Q&A tool in the tab below.


CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    Is the new proposed clubrooms wheelchair accessible? Will there be accessbile toilets available for clubroom users and beach users outside of clubroom opening hours? It would be great to see these options included as part of the plans and fully integrated into the clubrooms and functionality of the facility, rather than an add-on which isn't fully functional. We are happy to provide advice if you wish to discuss this further.

    dsport asked 3 months ago

    Kia ora!

    Yes, disabled access will be included in the new building design, this is a requirement of meeting the building consent process. It will be accessible both upstairs and downstairs. We also have accessible toilets and change rooms downstairs and accessible toilets upstairs. These can only be used by members and people using the building. 

    Existing park toilets which have disabled access are available directly behind the clubroom buildings and the public will be encouraged to continue to use this facility once the clubroom project is complete. The design of the building has considered a range of options to ensure it is fit for purpose.


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    Interested to know what the position of local iwi is on this matter. could GWRC publish any impact assessments to guide us in our contribution to this conversation?

    Hikuroa asked 3 months ago

    Kia ora! Thank you for your interest in Paekākāriki Surf Lifeguards New Building Project. 

    The Surf Club have had ongoing discussions with Ngati Haumia Ki Paekakariki as the local hapu of Ngati Toa, who are supportive of the proposed plan. 

    You can refer to AEE, an archaeological and the Environmental Impact Assessment attached to the consultation page to get a good steer on what information has been developed.

    Please let us know if you have any further questions.