NSW Budget Boost For Local Surf Clubs

22 Jun 2021 community_groups sports

The 2021-22 NSW Budget will be released later today and includes $318,250 to upgrade five surf life saving clubs on the Central Coast.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said surf clubs at Killcare, Macmasters Beach, Shelly Beach, Terrigal and The Entrance would be better equipped to protect beachgoers and operate more efficiently.

“Surf clubs are more than bricks and mortar, they are community gathering places used year-round for a range of activities and events,” Mr Crouch said.

“During the summer season, volunteer lifesavers are on the beaches every weekend in good weather or bad, protecting both locals and visitors from a range of hazards.

“The Central Coast is the volunteering capital of Australia and I want to acknowledge the invaluable work performed by each of our 15 local surf clubs.

“I’m delighted that our region is receiving its fair share of funding from the NSW Budget, which will ensure these volunteers have fit-for-purpose and modern facilities.”

Mr Crouch said the projects to receive funding include a clubhouse upgrade, a roofing upgrade and the installation of sustainable energy systems.

“By installing sustainable energy systems like solar panels, surf clubs will be able to reduce their electricity bill, and re-invest the savings into better supporting its members and patrolling the beaches,” Mr Crouch said.

Further details of the 2021-22 NSW Budget will be available later today.

Surf Club Project Funding
Killcare Solar panel installation $30,000
Macmasters Beach Roof upgrade $108,986
Shelly Beach Clubhouse upgrade $117,264
Terrigal Sustainable energy installation $32,000
The Entrance Solar panel installation $30,000
Total $318,250