Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes today announced additional infrastructure funding for Pittwater’s surf life saving clubs.

Warriewood, Bilgola and Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Clubs will share in almost $600,000 under the NSW Government’s 2021/22 Surf Club Facility Program. The funds will support projects ranging from kitchen and balcony upgrades, through to equipment storage improvements and solar panel installations.

The new funding is in addition to more than $6 million provided by the NSW Government in recent years to support surf club infrastructure projects throughout Pittwater. This includes the recently completed redevelopment of Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club.

“It’s really exciting to see the major investment continuing into our local surf clubs,” Rob Stokes said today.

“Pittwater has Sydney’s best beaches and the funding we’ve secured in recent years is directly supporting capital improvements with wide-reaching benefits.

“Our local surf clubs perform a vital beach safety role – but they’re also essential, multi-purpose community facilities used by dozens of local groups and associations.

“Warriewood Surf Club is among the biggest recipients in this year’s program, receiving more than $360,000 for further clubhouse improvements. This adds to other major funding allocations the club has secured in recent years – now totalling more than $1 million.

“I’m delighted we’re securing record funding for our local surf clubs and I look forward to seeing the next series of projects get underway,” Rob Stokes said.

Details of the 2021/22 successful projects are available at https://www.sport.nsw.gov.au/grants/surf-club-facility-program/surf-club-facility-program-2021-22-recipients