Changing over time

Nestled on the Redcliffe foreshore, Suttons Beach Park is loved by locals and visitors alike. The park extends between Redcliffe Peninsula Surf Life Saving Club and the end of Macdonnell Road (see map of location). Over time, Redcliffe has evolved from a sleepy seaside residential area and destination for holidaymakers to a growing centre of activity and the park has changed to reflect this. Many generations within our communities hold dear memories created at Suttons Beach. Today, the Suttons Beach Public Space project is an opportunity to revitalise Suttons Beach Park returning this iconic destination to community use and allowing a new generation of endearing memories to be created.

Remembering the past

Centrally located in Suttons Beach Park is the Suttons Beach Pavilion. Recent investigations have confirmed the building has reached the end of its life and that it does not comply with modern building standards. The investigation outlined numerous, complex, and extensive defects that impact the building’s structural integrity.

Renovation of the existing building is impractical given the significant remediation and rectification works required to meet building compliance and return it to an acceptable level of serviceability. The cliff face stairs from Marine Parade however retain exceptional heritage value, are largely intact and will be restored. We will also look to salvage and repurpose some of the original bricks from the building if it is practical and reasonable to do so.

Council is committed to ensuring future designs honour the treasured past of the site. Council is also committed to ensuring any new development supports feasible, sustainable, and relevant operations and activations for the growing Moreton Bay communities and visitors from other places.

Looking towards the future

Have your say

Survey now open on style of new building. You will need to log in at the top of this page to complete the survey.

Council has completed a robust strategic assessment and options analysis to explore options for the future of the Suttons Beach Pavilion. Prior to progressing to a final design, a detailed business case is needed. While this occurs, we will be seeking your feedback on the style of any potential new building. Your feedback, and the detailed business case, would inform our brief for the building design, which is one of several steps in Council’s planning and decision-making process. See a breakdown of the project steps and timeframes.

This is a multi-phased project that involves:

  • undertaking detailed business case
  • planning and completing demolition and interim landscaping
  • community consultation on new building style
  • designing the new building
  • advocating for funding
  • construction.
  • Currently Council funding is approved for building testing (now complete), planning and implementation of early site works, and concept design development.