Sad Demise of Surf Club

OK, we recognise that development must occur, but we still lament the sad demolition of the City Beach Surf Club in 2014. Yes, the building may have had some structural problems due to the harsh environment – but couldn’t the distinctive and unique curved concrete roof forms (suggestive of surf & boats) be retained, or their design integrated into the new Surf Club facilities? The Town Council Mayor at that time made ill-informed comments about ‘this ugly building’ which still enrage local modernism fans. (Images 1 & 2 from June 2014, just before the demolition, Image 3 from 2012.)