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Tweed MP Geoff Provest with nippers and senior members of Salt and Cudgen Surf Life Saving clubs at the announcement of their $437,100 state government grant. Photo supplied

Tweed MP Geoff Provest (Nationals) has announced nearly half a million dollars in funding for Cudgen and Salt Surf Life Saving clubs.

Not to be outdone, federal Richmond MP Justine Elliot (Labor) has announced grants to Lennox All Girls Surfriders Club and Lennox Sports Club, albeit for dramatically lesser amounts.

The $437,100 state grant, which is part of the NSW Government’s 2018/19 Surf Club Facility Program, will fund ground floor refurbishment, a first aid room, storage and toilet at Cudgen and finalise the clubhouse redevelopment works at Salt.

‘Surf Life Saving NSW does immensely important work: saving lives and providing opportunities for people of all ages to get fit and healthy,’ Mr Provest said.

‘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.

‘I congratulate both clubs on their successful applications and look forward to seeing the benefits of this upgrade,’ he said.

The funding is part of $3.9 million awarded for 24 projects to improve facilities and equipment at surf life saving clubs across NSW.

Meanwhile Ms Elliot has announced federal funding of $7,335 for Lennox Head All Girls Surfriders Club and $19,500 for Lennox Head Community Sports and Recreation Club under that government’s Stronger Communities Programme.


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