Crowdy Head To Get New Surf Tower

Crowdy Head To Get New Surf Tower

Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams, has congratulated Crowdy Head Surf Life Saving Club on their successful funding under the Observation Tower Grants Program.

Crowdy Head is among a list of beaches to receive priority funding from the NSW Government to improve shark detection and beachgoer safety from NSW beaches this summer.

Mrs Williams said the Observation Tower Grants Program increased from $30,000 to $200,000 this year as as part of the Shark Management Bather Protection Program.

“$28,600 has been awarded to the Crowdy Head Surf Life Saving Club to replace the patrol shelter with an elevated observation tower.

“These projects are aimed at protecting beachgoers from Pambula to Ballina along the NSW coast and are a popular program to help improve safety for beach goers,

“Observation towers on beaches or beach headlands provide improved shark surveillance and improve safety for beachgoers,

“The towers provide a clearer line of vision for surf lifesavers and lifeguards to spot sharks, and are also useful for spotting people in distress and monitoring beach conditions.

“Crowdy Head Surf Club already do amazing work for the community and I hope this funding further enhances the protection they can offer visitors to our beautiful beaches,” Mrs Williams said.

Seven programs along the NSW coast were successful in obtaining funding for projects including observation towers and emergency evacuation alarms.

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