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Project Phoenix Update - January 2021

Project Phoenix Update - January 2021

We are please to inform our members that the project is progressing given the impact of COVID19 and local health restrictions have on our day to day lives, surf club operations and the Christmas and New Year business shut down period.

We issued a DD&C tender package on 12 October 2020 and that tender period lasted 8 weeks and closed on 4 December 2020. The tender review, RFI’s and Clarifications period is open now and we are working on finalising that activity over the next few weeks with four companies who have fully engaged on the tender process.

The appointment of a successful builder has been delayed and we are working through submissions and continue to seek clarifications over the next few weeks with our Quantity Surveyor, Project management team and our consultants and engineers as required.

There was a Section 4.55(1A) application made to Sutherland Shire Council to cover the changes requested in the design and layout for the council, lifeguard and community spaces plus some minor changes and updates in new and existing surf club areas and that was lodged on 20th October 2020 and was approved on 7th January 2021 with some additional amendments to DA17/1001. These DA amendments changes have been submitted to the companies tendering for the project and they will confirm any cost or schedule implications. You can see the updated plans on Sutherland Shire Council DA Tracker website under MA20/0326 and our our website here

We are engaging with Sutherland Shire Council on a regular basis and that includes a monthly Project Meeting and this will evolve into a Project Control Group meeting once the contract is awarded to a builder and construction is due to start. This is a critical requirement for the project success and has been supported very well by all parties involved in the project.

A Special General Meeting is proposed to be held in late March 2021 to provide the members with a Project Phoenix update and also to vote on a couple of special resolutions regarding the project that will include the confirmation of the financial model, appointment of successful building company and any other items required to make the project a success. More information will be supplied on the special resolutions and Special General Meeting notice once confirmed.

This is a very challenging project due to the beachside location, challenges with resources, dealing with heritage buildings and associated risks, complexity of ownership of the assets and land including zoning and the requirement to meet the needs of the community and our volunteer members requirements and future aspirations. We have been successful with the lodgement and approval of DA17/1001, successful in subsequent Section 4.55 (1A) MA20/0326 approval and are 85% complete on the progress towards the issue of the Construction Certificate.

We hope to announce more important information and project milestones over the next few weeks and extend our thanks to our members for their continued support on this once in a generation project for our members and the community.

North Cronulla SLSC Board of Directors