Yacht Club scales up with plans for new-look Snapper

Ian Bushnell 23 June 2021 16
CSSC Yacht Club and Snapper cafe

CSSC Yacht Club and Snapper cafe by Lake Burley Griffin: Michelle Kroll.

The Canberra Southern Cross Yacht Club in Yarralumla is about to set sail on a redevelopment of its lakeside hospitality facilities, lodging a works application for stage 1 with the National Capital Authority.

The club plans to refurbish the ground floor including Snapper, its popular fish and chips outlet, and build a new Pop-Up Kiosk Bar and Gelato Café at one end.

Its plans include external pergolas to rear paved and decking areas and the installation of a new outdoor fireplace, outdoor furniture and shade umbrellas.

A new deck will have an unimpeded view of the lake after a row of five melaleucas is removed and replaced with dryland grasses.

The trees will be replaced by five new melaleucas planted nearby.

Canberra Yacht Club refurbishment plans

A drawing of the refurbished Canberra Yacht Club. Image: Munns Sly Moore.

New glazed concertina folding doors will secure an elevated dining area.

Other plans include landscaping, new lighting, new waste and gas meter enclosures, and minor alterations to the building facade.

The proposal will expand the ground floor’s gross floor area by 73 square metres but the upper level will be unchanged.

Demolition work will include the removal of the outside temporary marquee structure.

The club restaurant and Snapper and Co have closed for the refurbishments. The restaurant is expected to reopen in early September and Snapper in October.

The plans can be viewed at the NCA’s website and submissions can be made until 5:00 pm, Friday, 9 July.


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16 Responses to Yacht Club scales up with plans for new-look Snapper
David Lewis David Lewis 9:55 pm 26 Jun 21

Who cares. Boycotted the CSCS for a few years now. Average club, average food. Go HELLENIC for a far better feed and variety.

Gus Higuma Gus Higuma 9:54 am 26 Jun 21

Sick can't wait to not go

Mel Braid Mel Braid 11:07 pm 24 Jun 21

Brilliant news, can’t wait to see the changes

John Moulis John Moulis 9:39 am 24 Jun 21

They must have a lot of pull. Even people on Sydney’s upper North Shore who want to remove trees which are blocking the view of the harbour get knocked back by their local councils.

Pam Dovey Pam Dovey 9:34 am 24 Jun 21

Margaret Hunt did you see this?

Run_W Run_W 8:54 am 24 Jun 21

Wasn’t this the Club that was complaining last month about being broke and if someone put planes on the lake it would mean the end of the Club…

    Capital Retro Capital Retro 2:25 pm 24 Jun 21

    I think Snapper is run by the CSCC. The Yacht Club is another entity.

Meredith Osborne Meredith Osborne 7:45 am 24 Jun 21

I hope that they are going to improve the carpark as well, it is not big enough!

    Tony Walters Tony Walters 7:48 am 24 Jun 21

    Meredith Osborne nice place to have a meal

    Meredith Osborne Meredith Osborne 8:09 am 24 Jun 21

    Tony Walters, yes it is lovely both the restaurant and the fish & chips, but the parking is terrible.

Joseph Rollings Joseph Rollings 6:50 am 24 Jun 21

Those bins look full mate Tom Hunt

    Tom Hunt Tom Hunt 6:59 am 24 Jun 21

    Joseph Rollings scissor paper rock in the rain for who has to stay back

    Joseph Rollings Joseph Rollings 7:05 am 24 Jun 21

    Tom Hunt no thanks, I think you should do it, ur the best at it

Ric Stumpf Ric Stumpf 9:31 pm 23 Jun 21

Should start building a better carpark

    Simon Wheaton Simon Wheaton 5:36 am 24 Jun 21

    Ric Stumpf they are doing some sort of carpark upgrade work at the moment.

Sandra Trimble Sandra Trimble 3:49 pm 23 Jun 21

Such potential!

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