Funding Boost For Two Local Surf Clubs

Funding Boost For Two Local Surf Clubs

Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams has today announced $313,560 in NSW Government funding for two local surf clubs as part of the 2017/18 Surf Club Facility Program.

$224,160 funding has been provided for Tacking Point Surf Life Saving Club to finalise the upper level clubhouse redevelopment, while Port Macquarie Surf Life Saving Club has been awarded $89,400 for refurbishment and repairs to the clubhouse.

“The aim of this program is to increase the availability, standard and quality of surf lifesaving clubs in NSW for the benefit of their members and the wider community,” Mrs Williams said.

“We are now at the start of what will be a very busy time over the summer season for our local surf clubs so it is very timely to be able to announce these funding grants.

“Surf Life Saving NSW does immensely important work- saving lives and providing opportunities for people of all ages to get fit and healthy.”

“The NSW Government wants to make the work of life savers as easy as possible – we can’t control the water but we can improve facilities like this.”

“It is a great pleasure to able to advocate on behalf of our community and to see results like this,” Mrs Williams said.

Port Macquarie Surf Life Saving Club President, Bill Amy said, “Our club greatly appreciates the assistance the NSW Government is providing to fund these much needed improvements to our Clubhouse.

“One of the ways we raise funds for equipment is to hire out our Clubhouse for functions so this funding will only enhance the money we have to provide a better facility for not only our club members but also for the general community,” Mr Amy said.

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