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L to R: Parliamentary secretary for northern NSW Ben Franklin with Surf Life Saving Far North Coast president Wilson Cregan and emergency services minister Troy Grant at today’s announcement.

Shelly Beach Surf Club is now set to proceed with the final stage of the building’s restoration following a $98,000 grant from the NSW Government, funded by a contribution from the state’s registered clubs.

Nationals parliamentary secretary for northern NSW Ben Franklin said the project would include new brickwork, painting, window frames, insulation and doors.

‘This clubhouse will provide Shelly Beach surf lifesavers with a place to train volunteer surf-life savers, store life-saving equipment, hold meetings and provide shelter for on and off-duty lifeguards,’ Mr Franklin said.

‘But importantly it’s an investment in more than just bricks and mortar, this facility will create a community hub for the Far North Coast where our hardworking lifesavers can come together and strengthen the ties that bind our community.

Mr Franklin visited the club with emergency services minister Troy Grant to announce the good news today.

‘It’s a pleasure to be here to announce this final grant for this much needed facility to assist our Surf Life Saving volunteers in the important work they do,’ Mr Grant said.

‘Our brave and dedicated volunteers in yellow and red save hundreds of lives in the water each year, they provide an essential service and as a government we are enormously grateful,’ he added.

More than $50 million in funding is being provided during this current term of government funded by a contribution from the state’s registered clubs to reinvest profits from gaming machines back into community projects.


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