Federal Government funding of $2,500 has been provided to the Scarboro Surf Life Saving Club for the purchase of a trailer that will transport vital safety and training equipment for junior surf lifesavers.
The project has been joint-funded by the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme and the Scarboro Surf Life Saving Club in partnership with the Lions Club of North Beach.
Federal Member for Stirling Michael Keenan said the work of surf lifesaving clubs is vital to community safety and clubs need to be supported to ensure they are prepared for emergency situations.
“It’s essential that our local surf lifesaving clubs and its members are equipped with the necessary resources to reduce the risk of drowning and save lives,” Mr Keenan said.
“This funding will support the Scarboro Surf Life Saving Club’s training of its juniors, to better prepare them for the upcoming 2018-19 summer season.”
Since 2013, the Coalition Government has provided more than $18 million in funding support for ongoing water safety activities by Surf Life Saving Australia, Royal Life Saving Society Australia, AUSTSWIM and Laurie Lawrence Swimming Enterprises.
These activities include awareness raising and education, policy advice, surf lifesaving activities, surf patrols, swimming lessons, and swim teachers’ training and education.