Cabarita Beach Surf Life Saving Club benefits from a wave of funding
The Cabarita Beach Surf Life Saving Club will be better able to protect beachgoers after securing a $500,000 grant to the NSW National Championships under the Government of Australia’s 2021/22 Surf Club Facilities Scheme ‘State.
The club was among 23 surf lifesaving clubs in NSW to share more than $3.6 million to upgrade, restore and build surf lifesaving facilities as part of a 16 year commitment million over four years from the NSW Government.
Tweed Nationals member Geoff Provest said the funding would ensure Cabarita SLSC has modern facilities to keep the community safe at the beach.
“The Tweed Coast has some of the most beautiful and popular beaches in the country,” Mr Provest said.
“It is essential that our local lifeguards have modern and suitable facilities to enable them to protect both visitors and inhabitants of our beaches.”
The funding will be used for improvements to the club’s training, patrol and recreation areas.
Surf Life Saving NSW Chairman George Shales OAM said it was vitally important to ensure NSW’s surf clubs were maintained and upgraded.
“Our volunteers need safe, accessible and secure facilities to carry out their vital work,” Shales said.
“Many Surf Life Saving Clubs have been on the front lines over the past year responding to incidents and emergencies, including the recent flood, many of which have been set up as emergency evacuation centers to help to support their communities.”
For the complete list of recipients and more details on the Surf Club Facility program, visit: Surf Club Facility Program | New South Wales Government