State Government grant funds new vehicle for Bilinga SLSC

15 Apr 2013 11:44 AMJann Stuckey

 

Jann handing over keys to the club’s new 4WD Vehicle.

 

15 April 2013

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP has visited Bilinga Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) to hand over the keys to their State Government funded new 4WD vehicle and to visit their revamped training premise.

“The Newman Government is pleased to be able to support local organisations, such as the Bilinga SLSC through the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund which has distributed over $98.4 million in much needed funding since 1987,” Ms Stuckey said.

“Bilinga SLSC volunteer surf lifesavers will receive a timely boost to their patrol capabilities with State Government funding of $34,440 for a replacement of their 4WD vehicle.

“The 4WD vehicle will assist the club with transporting equipment and attending to the community in emergency situations; ensuring surf lifesavers are in the best position to patrol our beaches.

“In handing over the keys for the 4WD on Saturday I also had the opportunity to tour the refurbished training facilities which are not only a great morale booster but importantly, will enable club volunteers to participate in necessary training programs.

Bilinga SLSC Deputy President John Hamrey said the upgraded facilities would assist with training programs, which are vital as they strive each season for zero preventable deaths in Queensland waters.

“Every year our volunteer surf lifesavers perform a vital service for the local community, giving up countless hours of their own to watch over swimmers and ensure that residents and tourists alike can enjoy our beautiful beaches safely, Mr Hamrey said.

“We really cannot underestimate the value of our surf lifesavers to the community and the Newman Government is committed to supporting clubs and their volunteers,” Ms Stuckey said.

“On behalf of Currumbin residents I thank Bilinga SLSC volunteers for their hard work over their 2012/2013 and I trust the new vehicle will be put to good use on our beaches for many seasons to come.

Further information on the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund can be found at ww.olgr.qld.gov.au/grants

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