Eurobodalla Installs New Beach Safety Signs

Surf Life Saving Far South Coast congratulates Eurobodalla Shire Council on implementing new beach safety signage at every beach in the shire.

The council installed 174 signs throughout the Eurobodalla that extensively detail beach hazards, nearest cross streets and patrol information.

The council was recently recognised at the State-wide Mutual Risk Management Conference where they received a commendation for beach signage in the “Signs for Supervision, Policy and Code of Practice”.

The Far South Coast Director of Lifesaving Andrew Edmunds said the recognition was well deserved.

“Early in the year we lobbied council fairly aggressively for better beach safety signage following numerous rescues, and emergency callouts, particularly at Moruya’s North Head.

“The Eurobodalla has the largest number of beaches in the state per council region, many of which are remote and challenging for rescuers to access.

“There clearly has been a lot of work that has gone into these new signs that provide relevant and necessary information which should lead to improved emergency responses.

“I’d like to thank all staff involved for their efforts and we look forward to working closely with council in future projects to help reduce the drowning rate.”

Thu 6 Sep 2012