Works on the new Broome Surf Life Saving Club set on the world-famous Cable Beach foreshore will begin in coming weeks, with construction expected to finish by the end of the year. The $3.85m transformation — by far the largest in the club’s history — will see the current 30-year-old club building demolished to make way for a modern facility incorporating a new bar, kitchen and indoor open spaces. Progression to the demolition stage comes after the Shire in December pledged to support BSLSC with $371,454 worth of funding and in-kind project management contributions to the value of $220,884. Funding was also secured from Lotterywest, the WA Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, and the Kimberley Development Commission. Shire of Broome president Harold Tracey said the project was a major win for the whole community and the thousands of tourists that visited Broome each year. “The BSLSC is a popular hotspot for Broome locals and tourists to sit back and enjoy the beautiful Cable Beach sunset, although in terms of facilities and the popularity of the venue, upgrades are in order to meet this demand,” he said. “I personally cannot wait to see the finished result of the refreshed club and welcome the improvement to our iconic Cable Beach foreshore. “With the Shire currently in the detailed design phase of our own Cable Beach Foreshore Redevelopment, this is just the beginning of a new and improved Cable Beach precinct.” The current club’s bar will hold a special event between January 28 and January 30, with food vans and live music to celebrate 30 years of service.