Four Central Coast Surf Clubs will be better able to protect beachgoers after securing funding thanks the NSW Government’s 2021/22 Surf Club Facility Program.
Macmasters Beach, Soldiers Beach, Terrigal and Umina Surf Life Saving Clubs will benefit from a share in $622,080.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch said the funding would ensure Macmasters Beach, Soldiers Beach, Terrigal and Umina Surf Clubs have modern facilities to keep our community safe at the beach.
“The Central Coast has some of the most beautiful and popular beaches in the country,” Mr Crouch said.
“It’s vital that our local life savers have modern, fit-for-purpose facilities to enable them to protect both visitors and locals at our beaches.”
Minister for Tourism and Sport Stuart Ayres said the grants would ensure surf life saving volunteers continued to deliver a world-class service and keep beaches safe.
“Surf Life Saving Clubs provide a vital service, protecting people in the water and supporting a healthy lifestyle for members,” Mr Ayres said.
“These grants will provide funding for surf life saving facilities that are inclusive and accessible and enable people from all sections of the community to participate.”
Surf Life Saving NSW President George Shales OAM said ensuring surf clubs across NSW were maintained and upgraded is vitally important.
“Our volunteers need safe, accessible and secure facilities in order to conduct their lifesaving work,” Mr Shales said.
“Many Surf Life Saving Clubs have been on the frontline in the last year, responding to incidents and emergencies including the recent flood disaster, many being set up as emergency evacuation centres to help support their communities.”
For the full list of recipients and further details on the Surf Club Facility Program visit: Surf Club Facility Program | NSW Government