Papamoa Surf Lifesaving Club

With funding support from Kānoa, a fit-for-purpose surf rescue community hub was constructed to replace the old, run down building that previously sat there.

A new single storey building with a flat roof and windows all around it, sits atop sand dunes

Papamoa Surf Lifesaving Club

The Papamoa Surf Lifesaving Club is a vital part of the Papamoa community, providing lifesaving services and education to locals and visitors alike. In recent years, the club has experienced significant growth, reflecting the rapid population increase in the area. However, the club's old facilities were no longer adequate to meet the needs of the growing community.

In 2019, the Papamoa Surf Lifesaving Club began construction on a new surf lifesaving club and mixed-use community facility after years of fundraising. The project received an $800,000 COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund grant from the government to go towards completing the development, which was further supported by community donations, and volunteer labour.

COVID-19 recovery funding

The new space is a state-of-the-art facility that includes a new clubhouse, patrol room, first aid room, training room, and gym. It also features a community space that can be used for a variety of events, such as meetings, workshops, and social gatherings.

Over the course of the project, 28 people worked on the job, and 5 new jobs were created. In addition to the paid workers, a large number of volunteers also donated their time and skills to help with the project.

The new Papamoa Surf Lifesaving Club and mixed-use community facility was officially opened in 2021 and will serve the community for many years to come.

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