The Hon. Sarah Henderson MP, Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, and Member for Corangamite today announced Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club (ASLSC) will receive a $1 million dollar grant from the Building Better Regions Fund.
Tom Cullen, ASLSC President thanked Ms Henderson and the Federal Coalition Government for their support saying, “after ten years of planning, these funds will ensure the clubs outdated and deteriorating 50-year old facilities will be transformed into a state-of-the-art Surf Life Saving, Training and Community Hub”.
Announcing the grant, Ms Henderson spoke of the important work that ASLSC members do in the community patrolling and keeping our beaches safe, educating children in surf skills and awareness and growing future lifesavers. The new building will improve the operational capability of the ASLSC and also increase opportunities to utilise the building as a community facility.
This grant from the Building Better Regions Fund takes funds raised to $4.8 million dollars and minimises the need for ASLSC and its members to be burdened with long term debt for the construction.
ASLSC will now move to finalise a tender and issue a contract for construction and fit out of the redevelopment while continuing to raise funds to fit the new facility out.
It is important to note the significant work that has been completed by numerous members over many years.
The ASLSC encourages all members and the community to have a look at the plans on the club website www.angleseaslsc.org.au