The Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club (PLSLSC) will soon be providing critical lifesaving skills from more modern facilities thanks to Victorian Government funding.

Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville visited Point Lonsdale today to announce $1.5 million from the Victorian Budget 2017-18 will be available to rebuild PLSLSC’s clubhouse.

The volunteer lifesavers at Point Lonsdale have been working towards a new clubhouse for years, and this funding will ensure they can spend their time patrolling the beaches rather than coming up with new ways to fundraise for new facilities.

The Point Lonsdale Back Beach is rated by Life Saving Victoria as one of the four most dangerous beaches in Victoria, and this new clubhouse means that PLSLSC can continue providing vital lifesaving services from a more contemporary and safe facility.

In March 2016 land adjoining PLSLSC‘s site, formerly owned by the Borough of Queenscliffe, was transferred to the club for the expansion and upgrade of their facilities, with the strong support of the community.

Today’s Budget announcement gives PLSLSC the funding necessary to build a state-of-the-art new clubhouse on this land, which will be a showcase for building development in coastal environments.

With drowning statistics rising across Victoria, it is crucial that PLSLSC volunteers are provided with the facilities and equipment they need to meet current and future demand for their services.

Quotes attributable to the Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville

“The Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club does an excellent job patrolling the dangerous Back Beach and they deserve the best facilities, in the best location from which to continue this work.”

I am proud that the Victorian Government is providing the hardworking volunteers of PLSLSC with the funding they need to complete this vital rebuild.”

“This is a great win for the the dedicated volunteers of the PLSLSC who have worked tirelessly to secure the facilities they need to continue providing a stellar service at one of Victoria’s most dangerous beaches.”