Surf club wel­comes $20,000 wind­fall

The Morning Bulletin - - NEWS -

Park Surf Life­sav­ing Club will up­grade its stor­age fa­cil­i­ties, mak­ing them safer and bet­ter pre­pared for the fu­ture, with a $20,000 grant from the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment’s Stronger Com­mu­ni­ties Pro­gram.

Capri­cor­nia MP Michelle Landry said she was thrilled to be able to de­liver for a club that not only serves as a great home for sport­ing pur­suit but also keeps bathers safe on the pop­u­lar Kep­pel Bay shore­line.

“The work – and fun – Emu Park Surf life­savers do here is im­mensely im­por­tant for Cen­tral Queens­lan­ders, whether they are Emu Park lo­cals or have trav­elled from the bush for a hol­i­day,” Ms Landry said.

“The term ‘life­savers’ is not used lightly.

“Scores of peo­ple walk­ing around to­day have a surf lifeEMU saver to thank for this.”

Ms Landry re­cently hon­oured Emu Park life­saver Max Tapp with the Res­cue of the Month award at Par­lia­ment House in Can­berra.

She said the awards high­lighted the enor­mous feats per­formed by surf life­savers across the coun­try.

“I am proud to be able to help the Emu Park club con­tinue to im­prove their fa­cil­i­ties with this grant,” she said.

“This $20,000 grant is thanks to a ter­rific Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment ini­tia­tive de­signed to help small com­mu­nity groups, like surf life­sav­ing clubs, im­ple­ment the projects they need to con­tinue to im­prove and serve the com­mu­nity.

“I am proud to be part of a Coali­tion gov­ern­ment putting lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties first.”

Photo: Con­trib­uted

FUND­ING BOOST: Michelle Landry with Emu Park Surf Club sec­re­tary Gavin Reynolds.

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