Upgrades to the Point Lonsdale SLSC clubhouse have begun, with Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville turning the first sod on Sunday.
Alongside members of the club and Life Saving Victoria, Ms Neville thanked volunteers and locals alike for keeping beachgoers safe.
The new two-storey clubhouse, a $5.7 million investment, will become a community hub with training and storage areas, meeting rooms and opportunities for use by the wider community.
$2.2 million was committed by the Victorian Government, with $2.25 million raised directly by the club.
Originally built in the 1960s, the clubhouse was in need of an upgrade.
“Point Lonsdale SLSC is an integral part of the local community and they’re so deserving of this state of the art multi-million-dollar facility,” Ms Neville said.
“The club has been keeping beachgoers safe for more than 50 years and membership continues to grow – now sitting at more than 1,300 members. These new facilities will help its many loyal members continue their important work. “We’re giving our lifesavers the resources, tools and equipment they need to keep the community safe.”