Surf Life Saving NSW (SLSNSW) clubs are set to benefit from more than $5 million in upgrades, restoration and construction of surf life-saving facilities, care of the NSW Government’s Surf Club Facility Program. SLSNSW President George Shales said ensuring volunteers have safe, accessible and secure facilities is a priority.
“We have 129 clubs across the State, with volunteer surf lifesavers performing more than 3000 rescues, 114,000 preventative actions and 7000 first aid treatments last year, and this funding will allow surf club facilities to be upgraded for our 76,000 members,” Mr Shales said.
The funding will ensure that surf clubs along the NSW coast, from Tathra to Tweed Heads, are the best they can be while promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for their communities, Minister for Sport Alister Henskens said.
“Whether you’re going to the beach to have a swim, surf or participate in nippers, our surf clubs are often the hub of their communities and our lifesavers are the unsung heroes, protecting swimmers in and out of the water,” Henskens said.
Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience Steph Cooke said SLSNSW clubs can each apply for up to $650,000 through the NSW Government program.
“This funding will make sure our wonderful volunteers have the facilities they need to continue the critical work they do in protecting beachgoers,” Ms Cooke said.
Applications are open until 1 November, 2022. Click here for details.