Local Surf Life Saving Clubs will be better equipped to protect people thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s 2020/21 Surf Club Facility Program.
Cape Hawke Surf Life Saving Club received $48,544 under the program to repair the roof and install solar panels.
NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead congratulated the club on their success.
“Myall Lakes surf lifesavers play a vital role patrolling our beaches and keeping us safe in the water,” Mr Bromhead said.
“These volunteers are on the beaches every weekend in good weather or bad, protecting residents and visitors.
“This funding is crucial to our local clubs to ensure they continue to keep the community safe at the beach.”
Surf Life Saving NSW president George Shales said ensuring rescue facilities across NSW remained safe, accessible and secure was a top priority.
“Surf Life Saving Clubs are often the hub of their communities and our volunteer lifesavers should have access to fit-for-purpose facilities so they can focus on saving lives. This allows significant upgrades to surf club facilities to improve access for our 75,000 members,” Mr Shales said.
“With 129 clubs across the State, volunteer surf lifesavers performed 2500 rescues, 141,000 preventative actions and 7000 first aid treatments last year.”