Visions for the Surf Club

Our Local Surf Club.

What would make this a great space?

If it was a blank canvas what would your vision for the place be?


Here is an opportunity to 'make your comments', so the Surf Club Committee has more ideas to draw on to plan the social club's future to provide a facility that can support the costs & needs to run the Surf Lifesaving training & patrols.


 A recent visionary idea by a local business owner, rice cube inventor and excellent coffee barister at the Romantic, Ross Patten, was that what we need is an iconic Queenslander house as the social club.

"A big old Queenslander with a 'Beach Shack' fitout would be unique and different from anything else offered on the coast."

The verandah connection with the park would be ideal and give families the opportunity to monitor their kids playing in the surrounding park.

I followed this up by ringing Council and asking if a site for the Tait Duke House from Tewantin had been found!

It has no home yet...hmm


An Open letter is to be sent to our Councillor at the end of this week requesting that the results of the Community Survey about Peregian Beach Park (in which the Surf Club occupies), be made public, to give us all a better understanding of the community's recreational /public space needs.


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Comments: 12
  • #1

    Simon (Sunday, 22 July 2012 19:19)

    A beachshack queenslander sounds great. I can imagine sitting back on the north verander. beer, sun, listening to the ocean. Sounds good to me.

  • #2

    James (Monday, 23 July 2012 16:29)

    Better than that large clunky building sitting there right now.
    They keep spending money on it and it doesn't improve.

  • #3

    Jane White (Monday, 23 July 2012 16:44)

    If the existing Surf Club was a bit cleaner, it would be a great place to host children's birthday parties

  • #4

    Kel (Monday, 23 July 2012 18:31)

    Hmmmm! Now we're talking.
    This is different....has real possibilities and fits the image most of us have of ongoing Peregian.

  • #5

    Tony lemarseny (Monday, 23 July 2012 18:37)

    Great idea that Ross has,along with other creative people like Sharyn Kerrigan a modern Queenslander would really blend with the surrounding park lands and become a much more usable facility than what exists now.As one of the local builders who has had to move elsewhere to find work I'll be happy to come home to build it.We miss Peregian!!!

  • #6

    Margot (Monday, 23 July 2012 20:08)

    That would be another great way to put Peregian on the map - what an attraction that would be! I believe the Tait Queenslander isn't be relocated outside of Tewantin - however it's been over 2 years now & it still hasn't found a new location.... I'm sure Esme Tait would rather it be put to good use on the coast rather than deteriorate. It would be given much love & respect in PB!

  • #7

    Pam (Tuesday, 24 July 2012 00:17)

    Sounds fantastic, like most people have said already, it would fit in perfectly with our unique, laid back village style.

  • #8

    Jane Williams (Tuesday, 24 July 2012 05:31)

    Couldn't think of a better way to waste a sunny afternoon than sitting on the balcony of a beautiful Queenslander by the Coral Sea, sipping a cold chardy ...

  • #9

    Mukti (Tuesday, 24 July 2012 22:40)

    Yes a real queenslander in Queensland! I love the idea of huge verandas we can sit out on that are ambient and more in keeping with the feel of our town. Isn't this amazing that it is US the locals that are forming a group vision of how our town can be, rather than just being told how it shall be,

  • #10

    Mish (Thursday, 26 July 2012 17:07)

    Get rid of all the trees so there is a sea view, for a start. Then get a proper manager in the club who can see the potential for the club. You wouldn't have to spend a lot, but most people can see that you've got a great structure there, it just needs cleaning up, and a few smaller refurbishments to start of with.

  • #11

    inperegianbeach (Thursday, 26 July 2012 17:08)

    Other Talk of the Town Blogs that address the Surf Club are:-
    Community Comment 16th May
    Community Views on the 26th of May
    Web Connection on the 28th of May
    The Elephant in the Park 7th June

  • #12

    penny (Friday, 27 July 2012 02:17)

    wouldnt it be great if we could get an ocean view, but thats never going to happen! Council wont have it. Not sure about a Queenslander...not very practical in terms of helping the club...but a nice dream. have the right idea.
    Instead of 'what can the club do for me' people should be thinking 'what can i do for my local club' !!