27 June 2016

Turnbull team supporting our Surf Lifesavers

Sarah Henderson and the Turnbull Coalition team are supporting volunteers at 12 local surf lifesaving clubs by providing $10 million to upgrade Surf Life Saving Australia’s volunteer training system.

The 12 local surf life clubs that may benefit are Anglesea SLSC, Apollo Bay SLSC, Bancoora SLSC, Barwon Heads/13th Beach SLSC, Fairhaven SLSC, Jan Juc SLSC, Kennett River SLSC, Lorne SLSC, Ocean Grove SLSC, Torquay SLSC, Wye River SLSC and Point Lonsdale SLSC.

The funding includes:

  • $6 million to help upskill existing volunteer trainers and assessors
  • $1.5 million for Surf Life Saving Australia to update its technology to enhance training and reduce red tape
  • $1.5 million to expand the scope of volunteer training at clubs around the country, including induction and ongoing training for both members and volunteer training managers.
  • $1 million for expanded recruitment and recognition of supervisors, trainers and assessors at clubs around the country

Sarah Henderson said the funding would help to train the volunteers who generously give up their time to support the local community.

“Surf lifesavers, like other volunteers in the country fire services and SES, provide an essential service in the local community,” Ms Henderson said.

“I am pleased to be part of the Turnbull Coalition team, and proudly support our surf lifesavers who give their time and efforts to protect our neighbours and friends”

“This funding will help Surf Life Saving Australia to train the trainers who share their knowledge and experience with new and advancing volunteers.”

Ms Henderson said this funding support builds on yesterday’s announcements that a re-elected Turnbull Government will commit $2m to rebuild the Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club and $1m to redevelop the Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club.

Our surf lifesavers do such an important job protecting our beaches and saving lives.  The Turnbull Coalition Team stands shoulder-to-shoulder with volunteers, who generously give back to their community.

27 June 2016