Newsletter – June 18, 2021

Dear Members,

We hope you are well and that everyone received some good news today with the further relaxation of COVID restrictions. Finally, we might be able to plan a few things including a trip to the Haven!

With great pleasure – the Committee of Fairhaven SLSC present our 63rd Annual Report.

In line with our commitment to reduce the environmental footprint of the club – our Annual Report is in electronic format (please see link below).

Download: FSLSC Annual Report (pdf 2MB)

Fairhaven SLSC 63rd Annual General Meeting

Now that movement between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria is unrestricted (as of midnight 17 June) – we are now in a position to say (thankfully) that our AGM will be in person at Fairhaven SLSC.

Our ZOOM option last year did the job but so much better to be able to host and conduct this meeting in the proper way!


  • Date: Sunday 27th June
  • Time: 10:30am
  • Venue: Fairhaven SLSC Clubhouse

Download: AGM Agenda (pdf 180KB)

Fairhaven SLSC Club and Bunkhouse Upgrades

Prior to and throughout lockdown, there has still been a lot happening at Fairhaven SLSC to improve our amenities and facilities.

Fairhaven SLSC was the beneficiary of some State Government grant funding under the ESRF (Emergency Services Refurbishment Fund).

We are grateful for this funding and have been very busy to try and get the bulk of our projects close to completion by June 30.

Much gratitude to Alan Martin, Pam Freeman, Kirstin Charlesworth, Liam O’Callaghan, Mark Scotland and Alex Buckley for their hard work on these projects.

We have a number of smaller projects which included upgrading of kitchen and POS system, replacement of IRB fuel storage and extensive maintenance and upgrade of vehicles and trailers.

We have two bigger projects which we are very excited about.

The first is a complete refurbishment (long overdue!) of the toilet and shower block at our bunkhouse facility. This forms the first step in our strategy of a total refurbishment and further development of our bunkhouse accommodation facilities.


The second is a significant upgrade of the landscape of the Sunset Lawn area.

The area will be graded and include new fencing and a retaining wall at the front as well as a mix of high-quality synthetic grass (high traffic areas) and newly laid turf.

This will very much enhance the multi-purpose use of the space for social, training, meeting and presentation purposes.

Finally, working in conjunction with GORCC, DELWP and LSV, we are part way through a project to improve the vegetation in around Fairhaven SLSC.

A significant amount of the vegetation around the club has been removed – some of which posed a fire risk to the club.

Some replanting has already commenced and the aim is to further transition vegetation to low open non-flammable native vegetation.

DELWP have placed an order for lots more fire smart native species for replanting over the next few months and we are grateful for their hard work and cooperation with the club.

Enjoy some post lockdown freedom and we will see you on the beach or at the AGM!

Best wishes,

Darren West
President – Fairhaven SLSC