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While the club is in the process of fundraising to build a new clubhouse, which was approved by Tweed Shire Council back in September, the increased facilities at the existing site are nevertheless very welcome.

The grant was welcomed by Tony Haven, Surf Life Saving NSW president, who said surf life saving volunteers contribute more than 550,000 hours each season keeping the public safe on NSW beaches.

‘Our dedicated volunteers, ordinary men and women who give up their time to protect the public, deserve to have safe and appropriate facilities in which to train and store vital rescue equipment,’ Mr Haven said.

Tweed MP Geoff Provest said, ‘Salt Surf Life Saving Club members, year in year out, provide an invaluable service to our community in keeping our beaches safe throughout the surf season’.

‘The volunteers of the surf life saving movement deserve our support and I know the funding announced today will benefit the club and the community,’ he added.

In announcing the grant, sport and recreation minister Gabrielle Upton said the program assists with funding both major and minor projects at surf life saving clubs across NSW.

‘Modern facilities make surf life saving activities more accessible which in turn encourages participation and improves beachgoer safety,’ Ms Upton said.

 


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