“Fifteen surf clubs throughout NSW have been awarded grants from $40,000 to $350,000 to help develop their facilities and address significant building condition issues. These improvements will increase usage and safety for surf club members and the wider community.
“From nippers to senior patrollers, members of Surf Life Saving clubs provide an amazing service to the people of NSW.
“Not only do they patrol our beaches, saving the lives of locals, visitors and tourists, they provide enormous opportunities for people of all ages to contribute to their community," said Minister Ayres.
Surf Life Saving NSW Acting CEO Adam Weir thanked the government and Minister Ayres for supporting volunteer surf lifesavers in NSW.
“Our dedicated volunteers, ordinary men and women who give up their time to protect the public, deserve to have safe facilities in which to train and store vital rescue equipment," said Adam Weir.
"We are extremely pleased to see the NSW Government recognise the contribution of our members by supporting them in this way."
This vital funding program has delivered $24 million over the last 12 years to surf clubs throughout NSW.
The types of projects that have been funded include construction and enhancement of new and existing surf clubs, refurbishing training rooms, toilet and bathroom facilities, disabled access and safety and security upgrades.
Surf clubs allocated funding for 2016-17 are:
- Salt SLSC
- Mollymook SLSC
- Shoalhaven Heads SLSC
- North Steyne SLSC
- Kiama SLSC
- Woonona SLSC
- Cooks Hill SLSC
- Sawtell SLSC
- Yamba SLSC
- Clovelly SLSC
- Helensburgh-Stanwell Park SLSC
- Warilla-Barrack Point SLSC
- Tathra SLSC
- Austinmer SLSC
- Macksville Scotts Head SLSC