Thursday, 17 January 2019

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes today said he is delighted to see record NSW Government funding continue to flow to Pittwater’s surf life saving clubs.

South Narrabeen, Warriewood, Narrabeen Beach and Whale Beach Surf Life Saving Clubs will share in over $370,000 announced today under the NSW Government’s 2018/19 Surf Club Facility Program. The funds will support projects ranging from solar panel installation through to new training rooms.

Other local surf club projects supported under this NSW Government initiative in previous years include the redevelopment of Avalon Beach Surf Life Saving Club in 2014.

The new funding is in addition to more than $4.5 million recently provided by the NSW Government to support major surf club projects in Pittwater – including the upcoming redevelopment of Mona Vale Surf Life Saving Club.

“We’re seeing record funding provided to our local surf life saving clubs,” Rob Stokes said today.

“Many of these projects have been identified for years – but this scale of funding has never before been available.

“Our surf clubs perform a vital safety role and are also essential multi-purpose community facilities.

“Without modern and adequate spaces for volunteers, our local surf clubs are unable to expand their operations and properly cater for our community’s love of the beach.

“I’m delighted we’re seeing record funding flowing to our local surf clubs and I look forward to seeing these latest projects get underway,” Rob Stokes said.