Fund­ing for surf club

Stirling Times - - Front Page -

SCAR­BOR­OUGH surf life­savers are prepar­ing to move into their new home.

The fi­nal touches are be­ing made to Scar­boro Surf Life Sav­ing Club’s fa­cil­i­ties next to the Scar­bor­ough Beach pool.

Vice-pres­i­dent Jody Bal­lard said the new build­ings fea­tured im­proved train­ing rooms for ed­u­ca­tional cour­ses, a larger stor­age area to sup­port the club’s growth and bet­ter train­ing fa­cil­i­ties.

“We moved into the op­er­a­tion base­ment area in De­cem­ber and a fur­ther sec­tion in April; we are just wait­ing on fi­nal han­dover of the up­per build­ing so we can start fit-out and move in be­fore the start of our 2018-19 sea­son,” he said.

“(We’re look­ing for­ward to) be­ing able to come back to­gether again as a club af­ter two years spread across mul­ti­ple sites for train­ing, ed­u­ca­tion, sports, so­cials, life­sav­ing and ju­niors.”

Mr Bal­lard said mem­bers from Scar­boro and other clubs had “noth­ing but praise” for the re­de­vel­oped Scar­bor­ough fore­shore dur­ing April’s Aus­tralian Surf Life Sav­ing Cham­pi­onships.

“Our mem­bers are very pleased with the progress to date and look for­ward to be­ing in our new home for many years to come,” he said.

The City of Stir­ling and Metropoli­tan Re­de­vel­op­ment Author­ity have been in­volved in cre­at­ing the $13.3 mil­lion fa­cil­ity and Lot­tery­west has pro­vided a $300,000 grant to the club for fit-out.

Sport and Recre­ation Min­is­ter Mick Mur­ray vis­ited the club last week to de­liver the grant, which will be used for fur­ni­ture, equip­ment and IT ser­vices.

Scar­boro Surf Life Sav­ing Club’s An­gus McMil­lan, Sport and Recre­ation Min­is­ter Mick Mur­ray and club vice-pres­i­dent Jody Bal­lard.

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