Rebuild History and Progress

At approximately 3am on 16th September 2018 we received an alert that the smoke alarm in the Western Shed had been triggered. On arrival the fire brigade, who had been altered by a resident of Woolwich, was already in attendance and the Western Shed now on fire.

The fire had been started at the far end of Council’s Boat Lockers and with a strong westerly blowing didn’t take long to move along the boat lockers and into our shed which housed 46 of our Members’ racing skiffs. Once the heat and flames took to the fibreglass nothing could be done to save the shed or the boats and in fact only due to the quick and vigilant action of the brigade was our main Clubhouse saved.

THE PROGRESS WE HAVE MADE

Nov 2019 Rebuild Committee attended initial meeting with Council’s Manager Open Spaces; Council’s client side contact; and two representatives of Tonkin.

LCC and Club to prepare a joint application for a Boating Now Grant.

David Dickson appointed as Designer and Engineer for the project

Oct 2019 LCC seeking quotes for design and engineering works.

Tonkin appointed by LCC & Insurers as Project Manager

LCC receive Environmental Factors Report

Sep 2019 Riverbed clearance certificate accepted by RMS.

Aug 2019 Contractor appointed to clean up the riverbed

Seabed clearance certificate received.


Jul 2019 Council continues discussions with Insurer’s Loss Assessors and agreement received to seek a Project Management firm for the rebuild.

LCC request an Environmental Factors Report.

Jun 2019 Seabed inspection shows need formore site clearing

May 2019 Old ramp removed.

Positive meeting with senior staff from LCC to discuss concept plans

Apr 2019 Security cameras installed around Clubhouse.

Briefing note prepared for Stage 1 (Replacement of pre-existing Western Shed) for discussions with LCC.

Council advised they have discussed a way forward with the insurers and have come back with some concept plans very close to ours.

Planning underway for Major Fundraiser, Enormous Horns concert, at Hunters Hill Clubhouse

Jan 2019 Meet with David Dickson to discuss tweaking of plans for Council’s Corporate Planning session.

Dec 2018 Temporary boatshed in the car park ready for fit out.

With the exception of the launching ramp the last of the old piers removed.



Received notification from LC Mayor Pam Palmer that Council had been successful in securing a grant through our Federal Member, Trent Zimmerman for the fit out of the temporary boat storage shed.

Further meeting with senior LCC staff to discuss concept plans prepared by David Dickson and for Council to firm up the proposal to be put to their Corporate Planning session in February.

Yacht Bay storage shed, adjacent to the North Shore Rowing Club, refitted and ready for storage of up to 8 Flying 11s. Rowing Club generously agree to the use of their new decking area for rigging and pontoon for launching of the Flying 11s.

25 Nov 2018 Only the piers to be removed

9 Nov 2018 Site meeting with LC Council representatives to confirm design of Temporary Storage Shed.

8 Nov 2018 Removal of debris underway.

15 Oct 2018 Committee elects a Rebuild Sub-committee with broad reaching objectives and authority to expedite the rebuild. Committee comprised of Max Gundy, John Hayward, Rolf Lunsmann, Alan Clarke and Jack Winning

10 Oct 2018 Further meeting with LC Council GM, Executive Manager - Human Services and Mayor to discuss progress on demolition, build of temporary storage in the car park and the Club’s thoughts on a future rebuild.

20 Sep 2018 Australian Sports Foundation project established for tax deductible donations.

19 Sep 2018 Commodore, Club Captain and Assistant Club Captain met with Lane Cove Council General Manager, Senior Executives and Mayor for discussions about the demolition, temporary storage facilities and options for the future.

17 Sep 2018 Council undertook initial demolition works, erected fencing and issued tender for demolition.

16 Sep 2018 11am Extraordinary Committee Meeting to brief Committee and discuss options.

Gofundme set up for donations.

16 Sep 2018 At approximately 3am on 16th September 2018 we received an alert that the smoke alarm in the Western Shed had been triggered. On arrival the fire brigade, who had been alerted by a resident of Woolwich, was already in attendance and the Western Shed was now on fire.

The fire had been started at the far end of Council’s Boat Lockers and with a strong westerly blowing didn’t take long to move along the boat lockers and into our shed which housed 46 of our Members’ racing skiffs. Once the heat and flames took to the fibreglass nothing could be done to save the shed or the boats and in fact only due to the quick and vigilant action of the brigade was our main Clubhouse saved.