Council to continue to support surf life saving clubs

SURF LIFE SAVING –

Central Coast Council will be investing $213,500 to continuing to support the 15 Surf Life Saving Clubs across the Coast.

Council provides a lifeguard service at 15 patrolled beaches on week days from September to April, and on weekends, the volunteer surf lifesavers take over.

Administrator, Dick Persson, said Council was thrilled to have a close working relationship with SLSCC to create safe beach and aquatic environments for residents and visitors.

“Through partnering with them we are able to provide a seamless seven day a week service at the beaches that are most popular with locals and visitors,” he said.

“I thank each and every one of our volunteer surf lifesavers who keep our community safe.”

Financial support will be: $38,000 to SLSCC to co-ordinate beach safety activities and educational messaging across the Coast; $78,000 to purchase required rescue equipment for surf clubs; and, $6,500 direct to each of the Coast’s 15 surf clubs to support beach safety operations.

The 15 surf clubs are The Lakes, Soldiers Beach, North Entrance, The Entrance, Toowoon Bay, Shelly Beach, Wamberal, Terrigal, North Avoca, Avoca Beach, Copacabana, MacMasters Beach, Killcare, Ocean Beach and Umina.

Source:
Media release, Feb 10
Central Coast Council