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Funding for surf lifesavers throughout Gippsland discussed by Darren Chester and Life Saving Victoria CEO Catherine Greaves

Discussion with the lifesaving clubs and members for ongoing funding for local surf lifesavers.

By news@gippsland - 28th January 2022 - Back to News

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester and Life Saving Victoria CEO Catherine Greaves (pictured) discussed the need for ongoing funding for local surf lifesavers during a meeting in Lakes Entrance. Ms Greaves was in the region to meet with lifesaving club members throughout Gippsland, including volunteers in Lakes Entrance, Seaspray and Woodside.

Surf Life Saving Clubs across Gippsland will benefit from upgraded equipment and bolstered training programs to keep beachgoers safe, they hold an important place in the community and the efforts should not be underestimated

Surf Life Saving Clubs across Gippsland will benefit from upgraded equipment and bolstered training programs to keep beachgoers safe, they hold an important place in the community and the efforts should not be underestimated

Ensuring beach and community safety

Mr Chester said, "Our surf lifesavers provide a critical service for locals and visitors but I'm concerned with the lack of recurrent funding that would provide more certainty for individual clubs and programs that can prevent drownings."

"As a youth development program, the training provided by Life Saving Victoria is world class and all levels of government should work in partnership to make sure our local clubs remain financially viable."

"Across Gippsland, we have hundreds of club members who fundraise within their communities and secure grants wherever possible to ensure our beaches remain as safe as possible. It's a huge contribution to the social and economic life of Gippsland and I want to thank all life savers for their work this summer." Mr Chester concluded.

Pictures from Darren Chester MP website.


Source: http://gippsland.com/

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