Mallacoota Surf Life Saving Club has received another $5,000 under the State Government’s $9.5 million budget package for Life Saving Victoria,” Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, announced today.
This is on top of the $14,080 in funding the club received in December under the State Government’s Boating and Safety Facilities Program.
Mr Bull praised the club and the wider organisation for the important contribution and sacrifice they make for the community in keeping us safe when swimming at patrolled beaches, or when involved in rescue operations.
“The Coalition Government recognises the vital role that Life Saving Clubs and volunteers play in protecting the lives of Victorians and their important job they do in educating the general public on water safety and personal survival techniques.
“In particular, providing our most important assets - our children - with life-lasting skills on how to deal with an emergency situation and develop confidence and competence to enjoy aquatic exercise and other water based activities safely just cannot be measured.
“I commend the unceasing efforts of Surf Life Saving Clubs such as Mallacoota in promoting water safety and saving lives by preventing drowning related incidents,” Mr Bull said.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Emergency Services, Peter Ryan said, “Victorian Life Saving Clubs and volunteers provided an invaluable service to the community.
Volunteer life savers help to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for swimmers and beach goers,” Mr Ryan said.