$4 MILLION SURF CLUB FACILITY PROGRAM FUND OPENS

$4 MILLION SURF CLUB FACILITY PROGRAM FUND OPENS

The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced Surf Life Saving Clubs across the Coffs Harbour electorate can now apply for funding for infrastructure improvements as part of the $4 million state-wide boost to surf club facilities funding.

 

Mr Fraser said Surf Life Saving Clubs across NSW are set to benefit from record funding from this year’s budget which will improve facilities that help save the lives of locals, visitors and tourists. “Surf lifesaving clubs are home base for our tens of thousands of volunteer lifesavers patrolling our beaches, allowing all age groups to learn about and contribute to water safety,” Mr Fraser said.

 

“We rely on the skill and passion of volunteer surf lifesavers to provide this service and this vital injection of funding will ensure lifesavers have the support they need to do their important work through improving the standard and quality of surf lifesaving clubs in NSW.”

 

Clubs in the Coffs Harbour electorate eligible for funding grants for improvements include:

  • Coffs Harbour Surf Lifesaving Club
  • Red Rock/Corindi Surf Lifesaving Club
  • Sawtell Surf Lifesaving Club
  • Woolgoolga Surf Lifesaving Club Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said more than $24 million in funding had been allocated in the past decade to make rescue facilities across NSW more safe, accessible and secure. In 2016/17 volunteer surf lifesavers performed almost 5,000 rescues, 126,000 preventative actions and 15,750 first aid treatments.  More information is available at https://sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/SCFP
  • “This $4 million boost will offer significant assistance to surf lifesaving clubs in NSW, and this financial year surf clubs who had previously already reached the maximum cap of $400,000 will be re-eligible to apply for facility funding.”
  • “Not just an important home base for volunteers patrolling our beaches, surf clubs are hives of community activity, used for training courses, community gatherings and sporting events.  From nippers to senior patrollers, members of Surf Life Saving clubs provide an amazing service to the people of NSW,” Mr Ayres said.

The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, today announced Surf Life Saving Clubs across the Coffs Harbour electorate can now apply for funding for infrastructure improvements as part of the $4 million state-wide boost to surf club facilities funding.

 

Mr Fraser said Surf Life Saving Clubs across NSW are set to benefit from record funding from this year’s budget which will improve facilities that help save the lives of locals, visitors and tourists. “Surf lifesaving clubs are home base for our tens of thousands of volunteer lifesavers patrolling our beaches, allowing all age groups to learn about and contribute to water safety,” Mr Fraser said.

 

“We rely on the skill and passion of volunteer surf lifesavers to provide this service and this vital injection of funding will ensure lifesavers have the support they need to do their important work through improving the standard and quality of surf lifesaving clubs in NSW.”

 

Clubs in the Coffs Harbour electorate eligible for funding grants for improvements include:

  • Coffs Harbour Surf Lifesaving Club
  • Red Rock/Corindi Surf Lifesaving Club
  • Sawtell Surf Lifesaving Club
  • Woolgoolga Surf Lifesaving Club Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said more than $24 million in funding had been allocated in the past decade to make rescue facilities across NSW more safe, accessible and secure. In 2016/17 volunteer surf lifesavers performed almost 5,000 rescues, 126,000 preventative actions and 15,750 first aid treatments.  More information is available at https://sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/SCFP
  • “This $4 million boost will offer significant assistance to surf lifesaving clubs in NSW, and this financial year surf clubs who had previously already reached the maximum cap of $400,000 will be re-eligible to apply for facility funding.”
  • “Not just an important home base for volunteers patrolling our beaches, surf clubs are hives of community activity, used for training courses, community gatherings and sporting events.  From nippers to senior patrollers, members of Surf Life Saving clubs provide an amazing service to the people of NSW,” Mr Ayres said.