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The funding will be used for works to improve the training, patrol and recreational areas of the club.

Cabarita Surf Club. Image supplied

The Government has promised that the money will also help make the club inclusive and accessible and enable people from all sections of the community to participate.

‘The Tweed Coast has some of the most beautiful and popular beaches in the country,’ the Member for Tweed, Geoff Provest said.

‘It’s vital that our local life savers have modern, fit-for-purpose facilities to enable them to protect both visitors and locals at our beaches.’

The club was among 23 Surf Life Saving Clubs across NSW to share in more than $3.6 million for the upgrade, restoration and construction of surf life saving facilities as part of a four-year $16 million commitment from the NSW Government.

Surf Life Saving NSW President George Shales OAM said ensuring surf clubs across NSW were maintained and upgraded was vitally important.

‘Our volunteers need safe, accessible and secure facilities in order to conduct their lifesaving work,’ Mr Shales said.

‘Many Surf Life Saving Clubs have been on the frontline in the last year, responding to incidents and emergencies including the recent flood disaster, many being set up as emergency evacuation centres to help support their communities.’


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