The Morrison Government’s investment in Surf Life Saving Australia’s (SLSA) Beach Safety Equipment Fund has helped Beachport and Robe Surf Life Saving Clubs in the Limestone Coast purchase vital lifesaving equipment to prevent fatal and non-fatal drownings.
Member for Barker Tony Pasin said Beachport and Robe Surf Life Saving Clubs have been an essential part of the local community for generations.
“I’m pleased Beachport and Robe Surf Life Saving Clubs were able to access $10,000 from the Government to purchase vital lifesaving equipment to keep people safe and help prevent drownings in Limestone Coast,” Mr Pasin said.
“With this funding, Beachport and Robe Surf Life Saving Clubs were able to buy vital rescue equipment including first aid supplies, defibrillator equipment, oxygen resuscitation equipment and rescue boards.”
“The funding is an important boost for surf lifesaving clubs like Beachport and Robe Surf Life Saving Clubs where volunteers, who have already performed thousands of patrol hours this season, rely on the best skills and equipment to keep beachgoers safe.”
“It comes at a critical time because, like many organisations across Australia, surf lifesaving clubs have been affected by a drop in fundraising revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The Morrison Government provided an additional $3.1 million over two years from 2020-21 to double funding to Surf Life Saving Australia for the Beach Safety Equipment Fund so each club was able to access $10,000 to purchase vital lifesaving equipment.