An icon of North Wollongong Beach is set to undergo a major renovation.
The North Beach Surf Life Saving Club has stood at the popular swimming spot since it was built in 1936.
Volunteers life savers have looked out for and protected countless swimmers and beach goers and now the facilities inside the club will be upgraded.
A development application is on public exhibition with Wollongong City Council until January 7.
The $2 million redevelopment will see major alterations to the inside and facade of the building.
The plans include the construction of a first floor “balcony adjoining the function room on the south eastern frontage of the building”.
The advertising sign will be removed and a flagpole will be reinstated.
All signage will be removed and ‘NSWSLSC’ letters across the parapet, which appeared on the original building, will be installed as well as additional signs.
The building will be painted in the original 1936 colour.
“There will also be a new observation deck on the eastern side of the building, hugging the meeting room, and patrol room on the ground floor, with new access gate and railings,” the report said.
The building will be made more accessible with a lift and more storage space will be provided.
“The existing staircase will be demolished and a curved one will be built to reflect the curved design of the building, Kiosk and Bathers Pavilion,” the report said.
The gymnasium, male toilets and first aid room will be moved within the building and the female toilets will be enlarged. There will also be a new foyer and a larger patrol room. The report states there will be no changes in the club’s activities.