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Andrew Katos and the Liberals to upgrade Torquay Surf Life Saving Club

Thursday 27 September 2018

Andrew Katos and the Liberals to upgrade Torquay Surf Life Saving Club

If elected to Government in November, the Liberals will commit $730,000 towards upgrades for Torquay Surf Life Saving Club (TSLSC)

These upgrades will provide additional storage for equipment and training, patrol and first aid, a ground floor café/kiosk facility and disabled toilets as well as window replacements and space for Community Education and training facilities.

Torquay SLSC has a growing membership base and over 200 volunteer patrolling lifesavers, along with Nippers; a well-known youth development program.

This announcement expands on the previous Liberal Nationals Government’s funding which replaced the aged and dangerous, asbestos ridden roof of the club.

The Liberal Nationals look forward in seeing the club grow and that these updated facilities will continue to develop the already strong culture of the club and strengthen their proud volunteer community service in the region.

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Emergency Services, Brad Battin MP:

“Modern facilities are vital to the training and ability of life savers to protect families at the beach.

This announcement supports the Liberal Nationals’ plan to make Victorian beaches safer with new drone technology, improved facilities for Life Saving Victoria and respecting our local volunteers.

Only a Matthew Guy Government will deliver the much needed facilities for our life saving volunteers and support those who protect us.”

Comments attributable to Member for South Barwon & Shadow Assistant Minister for Geelong, Andrew Katos MP:

“Torquay Surf Life Saving Club has made a huge contribution to participation in the local community and it’s only fair that they receive the support they deserve.

This upgrade will continue to improve access for the club members, volunteers and the community I am beyond proud to have advocated for this result.

As the local Member of Parliament, I am proud to be continually fighting for our grassroots clubs – and will continue to deliver for them.”

 

Media Contact:        Jemma Townson      0438 534 111         jemma.townson@opposition.vic.gov.au

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