The Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse was built in 1971 as a joint project between City of Gold Coast, Tweed Shire Council and the Commonwealth Department of Shipping and Transport to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the voyage along the east coast of Australia by Captain James Cook on the HMS Endeavour.

The building was extended in 1990 to accommodate the Volunteer Marine Rescue NSW service. Now, nearly 30 years on, the extension has a number of defects and the cost to maintain it fit for occupation is no longer sustainable. This prompted a $6.5 million renovation which commenced in November 2022.

Straddling the NSW-QLD border, Point Danger is not only a must-see destination for visitors to the Tweed and Gold Coasts with its spectacular views, but a critical viewpoint for the incredible volunteers at Marine Rescue NSW who monitor and guide the safety of mariners crossing the Tweed River bar, to seawards as well as in-shore.

The upgrade has rejuvenated the area and provides safe and wheelchair-friendly access around the building and up to the viewing deck. The new café has tabled seating both inside and outside on the public viewing lower deck.

A project required to be built with durability in mind. Penetron Admix was chosen to provide long term protection to concrete structures. Construction joints were treated with Penebar SW55. All concrete cured with Supercure HR

Client: City of Gold Coast; Tweed Shire Council; NSW Govt.
Builder: Multi Span Australia
Architect: Fulton Trotter Architects
Engineer: Cozens Regan Group Pty Ltd
Concrete Supplier: Hymix

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