$2 million stimulus to build new surf life saving club

Media release | 25 November 2020

Forster Surf Life Saving Club will soon have a new community club overlooking the town’s picturesque Main Beach with assistance from the NSW Government.

Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead and Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey have announced a $2 million grant for the new surf lifesaving club under the COVID-19 stimulus program.

The funding brings the NSW Government’s total investment in the project to $3 million following the provision of $1 million in 2017 under the ClubGRANTS program.

“This investment is fantastic news for the Mid North Coast and will support both improvements to vital regional infrastructure and jobs in our region,” Mr Bromhead said.

“Surf lifesaving clubs provide a critical service, supporting the safe enjoyment of our coastline for locals and tourists alike.

“The current surf lifesaving club at Forster has reached the end of its life and is in need of redevelopment.

“New improved facilities will help the club’s volunteer’s better serve the community and attract new members while providing a valuable new asset.

“Supporting our local clubs will ensure our region remains a great and safe destination for beach holidays for years to come,” Mr Bromhead said.

Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the latest funding was part of a $39.1 million allocation from the COVID-19 stimulus program to support a range of infrastructure improvement projects in regional communities.

“The COVID-19 stimulus program is supporting communities that have been under pressure from the pandemic by funding projects that are improving infrastructure while supporting jobs and economic activity during a critical period.

“This latest $39.1 million in spring stimulus spending is being rolled out to provide a much-needed boost for communities that have been navigating extremely challenging conditions throughout 2020,” Minister Pavey said.

“Projects will create work for regional companies and tradies, and will help bring in customers and tourism for small businesses which have struggled.”

Myall Lakes MP Stephen Bromhead; Surf Life Saving NSW President George Shales; Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey; Surf Life Saving  president, Steven Pearce

Myall Lakes MP Stephen Bromhead; Surf Life Saving NSW President George Shales; Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey; Surf Life Saving  president, Steven Pearce