Surf Life Saving NSW (SLSNSW) clubs in the Myall Lakes are set to benefit from more than $5 million to help the upgrade, restoration and construction of surf life saving facilities, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Surf Club Facility Program.
Nationals Member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead, said the NSW Government is investing in coastal communities across the state to ensure local clubs boast modern facilities to keep the community safe at the beach.
“The Myall Lakes has some of the most beautiful and popular beaches in the country and ensuring volunteers have safe, accessible and secure facilities, to protect both visitors and locals is a top priority,” Mr Bromhead said.
“Whether you’re going to the beach to have a swim, surf or participate in nippers, our local surf clubs are the hub of our communities and our lifesavers are the unsung heroes, protecting swimmers in and out of the water.”
Nationals Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience Steph Cooke said SLSNSW clubs can each apply for up to $650,000 through the NSW Government program.
“This funding will make sure our wonderful volunteers have the facilities they need to continue the critical work they do in protecting beachgoers,” Ms Cooke said.
SLSNSW President George Shales said ensuring volunteers have safe, accessible and secure facilities is a priority.
“We have 129 clubs across the State, with volunteer surf lifesavers performing more than 3,000 rescues, 114,000 preventative actions and 7,000 first aid treatments last year, and this funding will allow surf club facilities to be upgraded for our 76,000 members,” Mr Shales said.
Applications are open until November 1.
For more information and to apply, visit: https://sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/SCFP.