Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today said a re-elected Coalition Government would provide $1 million to the Woolgoolga Life Saving Club to construct a new Surf Club House to replace the existing ageing facility.
“This is great news for the Woolgoolga community and in particular the Surf Club’s 400 volunteer members who so freely give up their time to help us,” he said.
“The existing surf club is almost 65 years old and is no longer fit for the demands put on the club and its members.”
The new club house will include multiple storage facilities for surf rescue equipment, a state-of-the-art Patrol Room, First Aid room, a public café, function and training rooms, Kitchen, Gymnasium, and a Boat Bar on the first floor overlooking the beach.
A re-elected Turnbull/Joyce Government will contribute $1 million to the project, with Surf Life Saving NSW and Woolgoolga Surf Life Saving Club also contributing.
“The new Club House will be of great benefit to our community and will allow surf lifesavers to respond quickly to emergencies,” Mr Hogan said.
“The existing club house is far too small and most of the club’s rescue equipment is stored in members’ homes.
“Once the new clubhouse is completed, this emergency equipment will be brought together under one roof where it can be used to save lives at a moment’s notice.”
“As well as keeping us safe while we are swimming and surfing, the new club house facilities will also attract tourists to one of the most beautiful beaches on the North Coast.
“I congratulate the Woolgoolga Surf Life Saving Club and Surf Life Saving NSW for their leadership and financial commitment to this project.”