Batemans Bay Surf Life Saving receives $97,500 for facility upgrades

The Batemans Bay Surf Life Saving Club has received $97,500 to upgrade their patrol room and call-out capability, as part of NSW Government funding.

Grants between $30,000 and $350,000 were made as part of the Surf Club Facility Program, which provided grants for the upgrade, restoration or construction of Surf Life Saving facilities.

In total, $4 million was granted to 26 Surf Life Saving Clubs.

Clubs in bushfire and drought-affected areas were prioritised for assistance this year.

Tathra Surf Life Saving Club received $179,015 for the refurbishment of clubhouse amenities and patrol room.

Batemans Bay and Tathra clubs sheltered thousands of people during the bushfires.

Bermagui Surf Life Saving Club received $47,748 for the enhancement of communication and evacuation facilities. The club sheltered over 5000 people at the height of the crisis.

Cheryl McCarthy, Director of Lifesaving, Far South Coast Branch, said the branch was grateful for the support, and that their clubs and members had endured a challenging season.

"The new funding will put us in a strong position to build resilience and future capability," Ms McCarthy said. "We learned a lot during the summer bushfires and the funding will go a long way to strengthening our support of the Far South Coast community in the future."

Surf Life Saving NSW CEO Steven Pearce said the grants reflected the growing importance of Surf Life Saving clubs in the community.

Image: Batemans Bay Surf Life Saving Club

Image: Batemans Bay Surf Life Saving Club

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