Building Redevelopment

New Re-development - Midway Surf Rescue Community Hub

Midway Surf Life Saving Club (Midway SLSC) is embarking on exciting times. Contractors started demolition of the existing 56year old Midway SLSC in early September and will replace this with the Midway Surf Rescue Community Hub with Midway SLSC at the very heart of it.  The Midway Surf Rescue Community Trust was established with the purpose to build, manage and own the commercial operations of the Midway Surf Rescue Community Hub.  The Trust is based in Gisborne and Trustees were selected on their required competencies, knowledge and experience across all aspects of the building project.

This facility will be seen as a vibrant ‘community hub’ for the general public and recreational users of Midway beach to enjoy.  It will be a building that the community will be proud of, being an iconic Tairawhiti icon, leading the Midway waterfront precinct into the future for generations. We have been working closely alongside Nga Tawhiri iwi to continue the connection between Turanganui a Kiwa and Te Moananui a Kiwa and capsulate this in the redevelopment.  The building will also  be in alignment with Tairawhiti’s overall vision for the wider waterfront precinct and sporting hub development.

Not only will the Midway SLSC have state of the art Lifeguarding Tower upstairs, with 180 sea views, there will be a Members Lounge as well as new offices for coaching staff and administration to enjoy.

Restaurant, Kiosk and Function Hire

Upstairs there will also be a Restaurant with a fun family beach vibe as well as a Community Lounge which can be hired out to the community with 150-seating capacity. 

Downstairs there will be facilities for community storage for like-minded water sport groups such as Gisborne Board Riders as well as a First Aid Room and the remainder of the Surf Life Saving Club. 

A kiosk will also be located here which will service the growing precinct and waterfront development benefiting both tourists and the Tairawhiti community.

Learn more about the restaurant and hospitality offering here.

High Performance Academy

There are also plans to establish a High-Performance Academy bringing aquatic sport-based community groups and individuals together to connect, collaborate and succeed.  Offering leadership pathways, performance, inspiration, culture, trainings, workshops, seminars, speakers and high-performance programs for youth who specialise in aquatic sports.


We are hoping this iconic new building will be ready in November 2023.

If you would like further information about the Redevelopment, please contact .

Club Rebuild Progress