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Taking Steps To Save Suttons Beach Pavilion

Story: Alyssa Mackay | Photo: Bruce Redman
Published On : Apr 24, 2022
Taking Steps to Save Suttons Beach Pavilion
A group of community members are campaigning to try and save Suttons Beach Pavilion.

The Suttons Beach Pavilion Preservation Group (SBPPG) formed after an announcement earlier this year that Moreton Bay Regional Council had safety concerns about the condition of the buildings.

SBPPG president Jodie Starr said a petition was the first step the group took to stop the Pavilion from being demolished, which received over 23,000 signatures.

“The petition showed the Council how important this piece of history is to the people,” Jodie said. “Without this petition, we are sure the building would have been demolished by now. However, the Council have agreed to take this on board and are now working with the committee to look at ideas around restoring or rebuilding a replica design.”

The SBPPG has recently had their application approved by the Queensland Office of Fair Trading to become an incorporated, not-for-profit group.

“This was really important for us to show the community and the Council that we are in this for the long haul,” Jodie said.

To support the cause, the SBPPG will be holding a peaceful walk and family fun day on Saturday, 29 May. There will be a free sausage sizzle, activities and games including face painting and a colouring competition for the kids, raffles, live entertainment and guest speakers.

“We encourage everyone to come along, so we can band together as the great community we know we are and continue to show the Council how important the building and its history still is to all of us,” Jodie said.

“We would love everyone to wear their Save the Pavilion shirts, or simply blue, red and white. We will also be selling our amazing shirts on the day.

“We want everyone to bring positive vibes of support for our cause. This is a family event, so we would love to have loads of smiling kids running around.”

Jodie said they are trying to get Council to put money aside in the budget for the Pavilion.

“We have been regularly staying connected with the Council and our dealing with them has been very positive,” she said.

Suttons Beach Pavilion
Family Fun Day and Walk
Sunday, 29 May, 9am-12pm
Suttons Beach
Marine Parade, Redcliffe