Upgrade of SALT Surf Life Saving Club
A major upgrade of SALT Surf Life Saving Club at South Kingscliff is imminent following the signing of the contracts for the work.
In announcing the milestone today the Nationals Duty Senator for Richmond John Williams said the Commonwealth Government is providing $1 million towards the construction of Stage 2 of the clubhouse and SALT SLSC will contribute the balance of $265,000.
Senator Williams said the construction will include decks with stair entrances, function, training and member’s rooms, kitchen and servery, amenities, office and disabled access.
He said this is a much-anticipated project that will have lasting benefits for not just SALT members but the wider community who use SALT beach.
President of the Club Greg Lovett expressed delight the upgrade is a step closer.
He said the club has 256 members from the nippers through to seniors and ultimately the new facilities will take a burden off the senior members of the Club as more people will be trained to patrol beaches from September through to April.
Mr Lovett said he has no doubt club membership will grow as a result of the additional facilities.
Senator Williams commended SALT members for their dedication to ensure swimmers are safe and said it is another Nationals election commitment delivered for the people of Richmond.