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. 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. While it is not feasible to save the existing Suttons Beach Pavilion, Council is committed to ensuring the future of the site honours its treasured past.
Looking to the future
Council is undertaking an architectural design competition for the Suttons Beach Pavilion Redevelopment. The new building will include hospitality spaces, public amenities for beach goers and a ‘roof top’ public space. The Design Competition commenced in November 2023 with the launch of Stage 1 (expression of interest). Stage 2 will commence in February 2024 with the competition winner to be determined by mid-2024.
In parallel with the Design Competition, work has begun on site to demolish the existing Suttons Beach Pavilion. The works include stabilising the marine parade embankment and demolishing the existing pavilion buildings. The demolition works are expected to conclude in the first half 2024, pending weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
You can read more about the next steps of the project below.