The State’s north coast is getting a safety upgrade thanks to the Nationals in Government.

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest has announced that lifesaving “Angel Rings” will be installed at Fingal Head by the Australian National Sportsfishing Association (ANSA) in the coming weeks following negotiations with NSW Crown Lands and Tweed Shire Council.

“I am pleased that these lifesaving devices will be installed at four locations across the Fingal Headland and on Dreamtime Beach,” Mr Provest said. “If these Angel Rings can save even just one life then the effort to have them located at Fingal will have been worth it. I have been working closely with the ANSA who are responsible for Angel Ring projects and their installation in New South Wales and across Australia.”

Two Angel Rings will be located at northerly and southerly positions adjacent to popular rock fishing locations on the headland itself. Two other rings will be placed adjacent to beach access points, one at the most northerly access point to Dreamtime Beach on the Lighthouse access track, and the other on Fingal Beach near the main Surf Life Saving Club public carpark entrance.

These sites have been chosen because they are most frequently passed by swimmers, anglers and sightseers visiting the beaches and picturesque headland. Dreamtime Beach is an unpatrolled beach but is popular with locals and tourists alike because of its stunning location.

The NSW Nationals are committed to ensuring visitors to our regions have a safe and enjoyable experience.