Unfortunately for the local community, the clubhouse is currently not available to non-members or local business owners. This means no weddings, no birthdays, no corporate functions and the like.
We hope to have a more commonsense usage agreement in-place in early 2019.
The restrictive conditions applied to the Development Approval were formulated by Tweed Shire Council in response to public submissions.
Condition 5 - first appeared in DA13/0119 which was approved on 23rd September 2013
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).
This condition was expanded to become further restrictive via 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)