I was today delighted to join members of the Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club, Life Saving Victoria and other key stakeholders to help officially open the new club building, along with a refurbished observation tower.

With $2.26 million of support from the Morrison Government, the new Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club is an incredible asset for our wonderful surf life saving volunteers and the broader community.

On behalf of the Federal Liberal Nationals Government, I was so proud to make the first election funding commitment of $2 million back in 2016 and then to secure another $260,000 under the Building Better Regions Fund in 2019.

The $6.5 million development, which included in excess of a million dollars raised by the club itself, is a credit to the dedication and commitment of so many volunteers, led by club president Aaron Green.

The Morrison Government recognises the incredible contribution that surf life saving makes to coastal communities. That’s why we are funding new or upgraded club rooms not just at Jan Juc SLSC, but also at Anglesea, Apollo Bay, Point Lonsdale, Torquay and Ocean Grove surf life saving clubs.

Overlooking the magnificent Jan Juc beach and further afield to Bird Rock and Bells Beach, the new Jan Juc SLSC provides first class facilities including training and first aid rooms, expansive storage facilities and large community spaces for functions and gatherings.

Whether it’s better roads, new community and sports facilities or improved mobile reception, I am very proud of the many ways in which the Morrison Government is supporting the Torquay, Jan Juc and Bellbrae communities in the Corangamite electorate.

Water safety also requires learn to swim facilities: with a $20 million commitment from the Morrison Government to a new Surf Coast Aquatic Facility in Torquay (which has received great support from local surf clubs), today I also took the opportunity to remind the community how important it was to get that project underway.

16 December 2020