BACKING OUR LIFESAVING VOLUNTEERS AT OCEAN GROVE SLSC

The Ocean Grove Surf Lifesaving Club will soon have the modern and safe facilities they need to help protect the community, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville attended the Club’s annual presentation night to congratulate lifesaving volunteers on their successful grants under the $15 million Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability (ESVS) program.

Ocean Grove SLSC will receive $271,877 in funding for the construction of a new patrol tower.

This is in addition to the $2.675m the Labor Government has delivered for the refurbishment of the Ocean Grove SLSC, which includes a major overhaul for the clubrooms and facility.

Ms Neville said she was a proud advocate for this project which will provide local lifesaving volunteers the clubhouse and patrol tower they deserve.

The fit-for-purpose clubhouse and patrol tower will ensure that it can cater to the fast-growing population in the Bellarine region; a project that the entire community can be proud of.

A list of successful grant recipients can be found at: www.emv.vic.gov.au/esvsgrants.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville

“Ocean Grove lifesavers do an incredible job and this funding will ensure they have access to the first-rate facilities they need to keep swimmers safe.”

 I congratulate all members of Ocean Grove SLSC including President  for their continued work and their commitment to the future of the club”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino  

 “The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the significant contribution of the more than 100,000 emergency management volunteers, investing in equipment, training and facilities to keep our communities safe.”

“The Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants Program has been established to ensure emergency management volunteers can continue to deliver their crucial work, protecting Victorian properties and lives.”