Update on Remediation and Renovation
As communicated to members in March, the Club has received development consent from the Woollahra Council for remediation and renovation of the Clubhouse.
The preparatory work for the project is in its final stages with design drawings and visualisations almost completed. This will be followed by a tender process for the short-listed builders as per our previous timetable. A selection of visuals provided by our architect James Garvan are provided in PDF form below:
While the design plans were approved by Council without alteration, the DA consent placed new conditions on our operating hours. The General Committee is now in the process of seeking a review of these conditions with Council.
Looking forward, the commencement of building works is dependent on a number of interrelated factors including the discussions with Council, finalisation of the design plans, negotiation with builders, and completion of the voluntary fund-raising. All these issues need to be suitably addressed prior to project commencement.
The Committee thanks members for their generous support to date, which includes approximately $470,000 in donations with a further $115,000 pledged. We are organising a number of initiatives over coming months to help achieve our fundraising target, but in the meantime if you would like to assist, please click on the following link to make a tax-deductible donation via the ASF website: www.asf.org.au/projects/royal-prince-edward-yacht-club
As previously advised, all donations will be used for the ground floor renovation. The cost of remediation of the Clubhouse itself (walls, roof, windows and upstairs facilities) will be funded from the Club’s existing maintenance budget.
The Committee remains fully committed to this important project and its stated objectives of ensuring the future viability and vitality of the Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club well beyond our upcoming centenary in 2022.