Carrum Sailing and Motor Boat Club's redevelopment is back on track.
According to Carrum and Patterson Lakes Forum founder Cameron Howe, "the Carrum precinct's credentials as a recreational hub are set to be boosted by the long-awaited redevelopment".
To expedite the project, the Carrum Sailing Club has cancelled the remainder of the sailing season to allow demolition works to commence.
In 2013 the State Government announced it would contribute $388,896 towards the $1.55 million clubhouse redevelopment.
The three-storey facility is set to boost membership, with the inclusion of 16 boat storage bays, a race control room, social areas and multipurpose meeting rooms.
Kingston councillor Tamsin Bearsley said the council approved development was expected to provide an improved stage for competitions, and would hold courses with local schools designed to arm students with basic sailing skills.
Commodore Wendy Hatherley said that while some final changes may be made, the demolition permit had been lodged and approval from the council was expected to be received shortly.
The completion of the project will complement the recently built lifesaving club, and provide new opportunities to use the site currently occupied by the Patterson River Motor Boat Club that stands to be demolished.