SLS Welcomes Council’s Vote for Emergency Access at North Broulee

Far South Coast Surf Life Saving has welcomed the decision by the Eurobodalla Shire Council to build emergency access onto North Broulee Beach.

The decision comes after considerable public consultation with the Broulee Surf Life Saving Club, the Broulee/Mossy Point Community Association and Dune Care.

In 2008 the Broulee Surfers Surf Life Saving Club made a submission to council for improved access to reduce emergency response times, following a drowning and near drowning in two separate incidents. Lifesavers renewed their called following two spinal incidents, injured kite surfers and a near drowning which all occurred over the last 12 months.

The Far South Coast Branch Director of Lifesaving Andrew Edmunds praised the decision.

“I’d like to thank the all council staff and councillors involved, particularly Warren Sharpe and the Mayor Lindsay Brown– as this was a delicate and necessary improvement for our community that took a lot of hard work and consultation to get all parties involved agreeing to a workable solution that took into consideration the environmental concerns as well as the need for lifesaving access.”

“The council have made the right call and are to be commended for their efforts,” Mr Edmunds said.

Tue 12 Mar 2013