Central Coast school students are receiving free beach safety lessons thanks to a $345,000 election commitment to Central Coast Surf Life Saving.
The NSW Government grant has been used to upgrade technology and facilitate education programs in schools and on the beach aimed at reducing drowning deaths.
Minister for Emergency Services, Mr David Elliott, said it was of paramount importance that young Australians are educated in surf safety.
“Central Coast lifesavers do a fantastic job in helping keep swimmers safe and this grant has allowed them to provide a program tailored to school students on the Coast, free of charge,” Mr Elliott said.
Rip awareness and summer surf programs are also planned. “The grant was also used to purchase essential equipment such as digital radios and portable PAs to assist lifesavers with growing public demand at the Central Coast’s beautiful beaches,” said the Member for Terrigal, Mr Adam Crouch.
Media release, Nov 9, 2015
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