Mentone Lifesaving Club facility and precinct redevelopment

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The new Mentone Lifesaving Club facility is currently under construction.

Thanks to a partnership between Kingston Council and the Victorian Government the existing club will be transformed into a state-of-the-art facility with a new roof top viewing deck, a registered ‘Changing Places’ facility and modernised toilet and change facilities.

The Mentone Life Saving Club has served the community for over 100 years. Replacing the current aged building will ensure the club can continue to provide this vital community service to the tens of thousands of visitors who visit Mentone beach each summer.

  • The redevelopment of the foreshore precinct will see improved vehicle access to the lower promenade for MLSC operations and emergency vehicles, a renewal of the existing car park and significant landscaping improvements.
  • There will also be a separate pedestrian ramp to ensure everyone has access to the Mentone foreshore, plus major stormwater improvements to keep our bay clean.
  • The building will also incorporate sustainability features such as rain water tanks, solar panels, efficient glazing and water efficient fittings.
  • Landscaping improvements across the site will complete the initial stage of works.
  • The proposed Stage 2 of the project will include further landscaping works, a new BBQ area and children’s playground. Plans for this stage of work will be out for public consultation in the coming months.

Works began in late June 2021 and are estimated to take 18 months to complete.

As part of these works:

  • Signs will advise of any changes to beach access as the works progress. These signs will advise of where the foreshore can be accessed safely by the public.
  • Temporary fencing and signage will be installed during works for the safety of the community.
  • Beach access will be maintained wherever possible during construction.
  • The car park behind the Mentone Life Saving Club will be fenced off during construction and will not be available for use.
  • Temporary toilets will be installed while the works are underway on the beach side of Beach Road at the eastern end of Naples Road. Signs will direct the public to these facilities.
  • Increased traffic on Beach Road is expected during key stages of the works. Traffic management will be onsite to safely direct traffic during these periods.
  • Construction works will not impact summer beach patrols by Mentone Life Saving Club.


A new $12 million Mentone Lifesaving Club facility and precinct is set to be built thanks to a partnership between Kingston Council and the Victorian Government.

The new state-of-the-art facility will be built to ensure the club can continue to provide this vital community service to the tens of thousands of visitors who visit Mentone beach each summer.

Council is working closely with the Mentone Lifesaving Club on the redevelopment. The initial concept plans have been developed to align with the Lifesaving Facility of the Future Development Guidelines, but we want to know what you think.


Drop-in session

Council is holding an information session on Saturday 31 August, from 10am - 1pm to keep the community informed about the project. There will also be children's activities, give-aways, sausage sizzle, free coffee and more! Drop-in at any time during the session to:

  • View the concept design options
  • Provide feedback
  • Ask questions, and
  • Speak directly with Council’s Project Management team members.


Artist impressions



Have your say

We are interested in your feedback on the new Mentone Lifesaving Club and precinct.

You can share your views by:

  • Taking part in our online survey via the link below.
  • Make a further submission by emailing info@kingston.vic.gov.au, mailing PO Box 1000, Mentone 3194 or calling 1300 653 356.




The new Mentone Lifesaving Club facility is currently under construction.

Thanks to a partnership between Kingston Council and the Victorian Government the existing club will be transformed into a state-of-the-art facility with a new roof top viewing deck, a registered ‘Changing Places’ facility and modernised toilet and change facilities.

The Mentone Life Saving Club has served the community for over 100 years. Replacing the current aged building will ensure the club can continue to provide this vital community service to the tens of thousands of visitors who visit Mentone beach each summer.

  • The redevelopment of the foreshore precinct will see improved vehicle access to the lower promenade for MLSC operations and emergency vehicles, a renewal of the existing car park and significant landscaping improvements.
  • There will also be a separate pedestrian ramp to ensure everyone has access to the Mentone foreshore, plus major stormwater improvements to keep our bay clean.
  • The building will also incorporate sustainability features such as rain water tanks, solar panels, efficient glazing and water efficient fittings.
  • Landscaping improvements across the site will complete the initial stage of works.
  • The proposed Stage 2 of the project will include further landscaping works, a new BBQ area and children’s playground. Plans for this stage of work will be out for public consultation in the coming months.

Works began in late June 2021 and are estimated to take 18 months to complete.

As part of these works:

  • Signs will advise of any changes to beach access as the works progress. These signs will advise of where the foreshore can be accessed safely by the public.
  • Temporary fencing and signage will be installed during works for the safety of the community.
  • Beach access will be maintained wherever possible during construction.
  • The car park behind the Mentone Life Saving Club will be fenced off during construction and will not be available for use.
  • Temporary toilets will be installed while the works are underway on the beach side of Beach Road at the eastern end of Naples Road. Signs will direct the public to these facilities.
  • Increased traffic on Beach Road is expected during key stages of the works. Traffic management will be onsite to safely direct traffic during these periods.
  • Construction works will not impact summer beach patrols by Mentone Life Saving Club.


A new $12 million Mentone Lifesaving Club facility and precinct is set to be built thanks to a partnership between Kingston Council and the Victorian Government.

The new state-of-the-art facility will be built to ensure the club can continue to provide this vital community service to the tens of thousands of visitors who visit Mentone beach each summer.

Council is working closely with the Mentone Lifesaving Club on the redevelopment. The initial concept plans have been developed to align with the Lifesaving Facility of the Future Development Guidelines, but we want to know what you think.


Drop-in session

Council is holding an information session on Saturday 31 August, from 10am - 1pm to keep the community informed about the project. There will also be children's activities, give-aways, sausage sizzle, free coffee and more! Drop-in at any time during the session to:

  • View the concept design options
  • Provide feedback
  • Ask questions, and
  • Speak directly with Council’s Project Management team members.


Artist impressions



Have your say

We are interested in your feedback on the new Mentone Lifesaving Club and precinct.

You can share your views by:

  • Taking part in our online survey via the link below.
  • Make a further submission by emailing info@kingston.vic.gov.au, mailing PO Box 1000, Mentone 3194 or calling 1300 653 356.




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