Club buoyed by Govt grant

Daryna ZadvirnaAlbany Advertiser
Project leader Wayne Winchester, MLC Sally Talbot, and the club’s vice president Tam Cybula with the Woodside Nippers.
Camera IconProject leader Wayne Winchester, MLC Sally Talbot, and the club’s vice president Tam Cybula with the Woodside Nippers. Credit: supplied

Denmark Surf Life Saving Club is inching closer to new clubrooms, after receiving a $625,000 State Government grant last month.

The grant was part of the State Government’s $12 million Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund. The project still requires funding from the Federal Government to get under way.

Applications for the Commonwealth Government’s Building Better Regions Fund open later this year, when it is hoped the final piece of the funding puzzle will fall into place.

If successful, the $5.6 million project would relocate the club to a new building on Ocean Beach, providing better and faster access to the beach for rescue vehicles and vessels.

The new clubrooms would have public ablutions, improved facilities, and storage for the club, as well as terraced grassed areas at the site for recreational use by the community and for events.

Denmark Surf Life Saving Club president Jane Kelsbie said the State grant was a big step forward.

“With a record number of 416 members, new clubrooms will mean we can deliver better training for our members, and host bigger surf carnivals in the future,” she said.

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