Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead is pleased to announce that the Taree Old Bar Surf Life Saving Club has received $350,000 in funding under the NSW Government’s Surf Club Facility Development Program.

26 Surf Life Saving Clubs in NSW have shared in $4 million in funding as part of the NSW Government’s Surf Club Facility Development Program.

Grants of $30,000-$350,000 have been awarded to lifesaving clubs in NSW for the upgrade and construction of facilities.

Mr Bromhead has congratulated the Taree Old Bar Club on its success in securing the funding in this year’s program.

Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said this year’s program had a special focus on clubs in drought and bushfire affected areas.

“The efforts of surf life savers and surf lifesaving clubs to provide refuge to thousands of people evacuated during the bushfires was the epitome of the Australian spirit, Mr Lee said

“That’s why we prioritised clubs in drought and bushfire affected areas who are so deserving of this support.”

CEO of Surf Life Saving NSW Steve Pearce said the grants would ensure rescue facilities at the 26 clubs remained safe, accessible and secure.

“Surf Life Saving Clubs are often the hub of their communities and our volunteer lifesavers should have access to fit-for-purpose facilities so they can focus on saving lives,” Mr Pearce said.

“These grants allow significant upgrades to the 26 surf club facilities to improve access for members.”

The Surf Club Facility Program awards grants to surf lifesaving clubs for the upgrade and construction of facilities that will make a significant contribution to improving the usage and safety of swimmers at NSW beaches.

To learn more about the program visit  https://sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/SCFP

Photo: Dean Donovan (Director of Life Saving), Stephen Bromhead, Michael Cameron (Director of Finance) & Jayne Lynch (Club President)