Twenty-nine Surf Life Saving Clubs in NSW will share in $3.5 million worth of support for facilities improvements and capital works through the Surf Club Facility Grant Program, announced by the NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Sport Natalie Ward.
In addition, the Treasurer announced a further $4 million in funding to support the upgrade, restoration and construction of Surf Life Saving facilities as part of the 2021-22 NSW Budget.
NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the Surf Club Facility Program is vital to help keep NSW communities active and safe.
“The NSW Government recognises the critical role Surf Life Saving Clubs play, protecting people who use our world-class beaches,” Mr Perrottet said.
“We are pleased to deliver $4 million of funding in the NSW Budget to ensure NSW Surf Life Saving facilities are fit-for-purpose and clubs can continue to keep people safe.”
The announcement came off the back of $3.5 million being awarded to 29 clubs through the 2020/21 program. Grants to clubs were between $30,000 - $350,000.
“These grants will help to increase participation across NSW by creating inclusive and accessible Surf Life Saving facilities,” said the new Minister for Sport, Natalie Ward.
“I congratulate all the successful applicants in this year’s program.”
Highlights of the 2020/21 program include:
$300,689 to Warriewood SLSC for resurfacing works and redirection of public walkway and beach access.
$302,406 to Redhead SLSC for upgrades to the club’s observation area, radio room and first aid room.
$223,687 to Cabarita SLSC for upgrades to the club, including a new training room.
Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes said Warriewood SLSC is part of the fabric of the Northern Beaches community.
“Warriewood Surf Life Saving volunteers are on the beaches every weekend, rain, hail or shine, protecting our community,” Mr Stokes said.
“I’m pleased the NSW Government provided a $300,689 grant to improve facilities and keep beachgoers safe here on the Northern Beaches.”
President of Surf Life Saving NSW, George Shales OAM, said safe, accessible and secure rescue facilities across the state remain a top priority for the organisation.
“Surf Life Saving Clubs are often the hub of communities and our volunteer lifesavers require access to fit-for-purpose facilities so they can focus on saving lives. The funding will allow significant upgrades to surf club facilities to improve access for our 75,000 members,” said George Shales.
“Our 129 clubs performed over 2,500 rescues, 141,000 preventative actions and 7,000 first aid treatments last year.”
For further information about the Surf Club Facility Program, including the list of recipients visit: https://sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/SCFP
Bellambi Surf Life Saving Club Inc
Bellambi Surf Club solar program
Burning Palms Surf Life Saving Club Inc
Refurbishment of clubhouse - kitchen and bathroom upgrade
Cabarita Beach Surf Life Saving Club Inc
Critical upgrades to Cabarita Beach Surf Lifesaving Club and addition of training rooms
Cape Hawke Surf Lifesaving Club
Repairs to roof and solar installation
Clovelly Surf Life Saving Club
Training room redevelopment
Corrimal Surf Life Saving Club Inc
Refurbishment of member area and installation of solar system
Elouera Surf Life Saving Club
Elouera SLSC ground floor refurbishment project
Fingal Rovers Surf Life Saving Club Inc
Solar installation and kiosk fit out
Hunter Surf Lifesaving Inc
A better office environment to facilitate health and wellbeing for the lifesaving community
Kempsey Crescent Head Surf Life Saving Club
Kempsey Crescent Head Surf Lifesaving Club lift replacement
Kiama Downs Surf Life Saving Club Inc
Patrol and radio tower
Killcare Surf Life Saving Club Inc
Solar panel installation at Killcare Surf Life Saving Club
MacMasters Beach Surf Life Saving Club Inc
MacMasters Beach Surf Lifesaving Club roof upgrade of clubhouse facility
Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club Inc
Stage 2 extension of storage facility for essential surf lifesaving equipment and craft storage
Nambucca Heads Surf Life Saving Club Inc
Upgrade to windows and roof, and installation of solar panels at Nambucca Heads SLSC
North Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club Inc
North Cronulla SLSC - fitout of equipment and gear storage facilities
North Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club Inc
Installation of solar power at North Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club
Pambula Beach SLSC
Replacement of decking at Pambula Beach Surf Club and Community Centre
Redhead Surf Life Saving Club Inc
Upgrade to observation area, radio room and first aid room at Redhead Surf Life Saving Club
Shelly Beach Surf Life Saving Club Inc
Upgraded clubhouse facilities at Shelly Beach SLSC
Swansea Belmont Surf Life Saving Club
Disabled access and amenities upgrades
Tacking Point Surf Life Saving Club
Stage 4 downstairs renovations - toilet facilities
Tathra Surf Life Saving Club
Reroofing Tathra SLS clubhouse
Terrigal Surf Life Saving Club
Sustainable energy installation
The Entrance Surf Life Saving Club Inc
Installation of solar
Thirroul Surf Lifesaving Inc
Building works - improvements to surf club facility
Wanda Surf Lifesaving Club Inc
Replacement of Wanda SLSC clubhouse roof, solar panel system and mechanical components on the roof
Warriewood Surf Life Saving Club
Resurfacing works, redirection of public walkway and beach access at Warriewood SLSC
Wauchope-Bonny Hills SLSC
Installation of solar system and function room improvements at Wauchope-Bonny Hills SLSC
Monday 7 June 2021