Unfortunately for the local community, the clubhouse is currently only available to members. This means we are unable to host weddings, birthdays, corporate functions and the like until the DA is modified by Tweed Shire Council (TSC). This process has been significantly delayed by the Pandemic.

An ammended DA application was submitted with TSC in April 2022 and is now being assessed against the previously approved Landowners Consent

The club received Landowner's Consent via unanimous vote at the TSC meeting of 5/12/2019 to submit a modified DA to allow ancillary uses such as function, events and conferences  by private and community groups. The club still plans to have this DA submitted in late 2021, and is currently producing the required reports to accompany the DA modification submission. The noise and car-parking assessments have been completed.

The club was granted a Liquor Licence in May 2021 and will be proceeding with installation of bar and kitchen facilities. The electical upgrade was completed in Dec 2021, which included commission of the air conditioning units.

Extract below of the current DA restrictions which impact our ability to manage external events.

Condition 5 and 69 - first appeared in DA13/0119 which was approved on 23rd September 2013

5. Public access to the development (except the ground floor kiosk and public amenities) is not permitted. The north deck and public surf surveillance deck as shown on the plans are not to provide public access into any of the first floor facilities. The deck in both these areas is to be constructed so as to physically prevent public access (except for members) into this part of the facility (by permanent screen or similar).

69. Use of the development (excluding kiosk and public amenities) is restricted to members only.

Condition 5 was expanded to become further restrictive via replacement Condition 5A in DA13/0119.03 (Approved December 2017)

<includes previous condition 5 text plus>... To this extent all facilities within the first floor of the club (including function rooms, bar areas and food and drink service) are to be restricted to the general public and shall not be used for private commercial venture by way of sublet or public hire. The use of the first floor of the club is approved by Council for members and club activity use only. No public hire or casual leasing of the approved first floor functions rooms is to occur at any time.

Even more DA conditions were applied to DA13/0119.03 (Approved December 2017) which were formulated by Tweed Shire Council, largely based on submissions from Salt Precinct property owners.

  • 1.3 - No commercial sublet arrangements are permitted for any part of the building. The building and associated function areas including the kiosk are to be wholly managed and staffed by Salt Surf lifesaving members.
  • 1.4 - No outdoor dining/tables are permitted in the foreground of the kiosk
  • 1.5 - No temporary, casual or social club membership is permitted to be granted on site or at the entry door to the club. No temporary means of public access to the building for the purposes of food and drink services is to be granted at any time.

This information is freely available via TSC DA Tracking Tool