A Coalition government will invest a total of $125,000 over five years in Surf Life Saving Clubs in Fisher.
Mooloolaba, Met Caloundra, Alexandra Headland, Kawana Waters and Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Clubs will each receive $25,000 over five years as part of this policy.
LNP Candidate for Fisher Mal Brough said Australia’s beaches received about 100 million visits annually, including every four in five Australians.
However, he said that with five people drowning every week, these funds aimed to help surf life savings clubs bring down that number with a focus on both proactive and emergency support.
“Aussies love the water but it also has its dangers and that is why a Coalition government will invest in better prevention,” Mr Brough said.
“I admire and respect the dedication of the surf life saving movement and the many volunteers that give their time to keep us all safe, which is why we’re supporting them with these new additional funds. .”
“This commitment to surf clubs will allow them to invest in the equipment and supplies they need to do their important work.
“However only a vote for the Coalition will deliver the strong united government needed to ensure these funds can be delivered.”
“A vote for Labor or anyone else risks the same chaotic government for the next three years.”
The Coalition’s policy to reduce drowning is part of our Real Solutions Plan to build a stronger Australia and a better future for all Australians.
The policy will:
Assist local surf clubs across Australia by providing $8 million to purchase needed equipment such as rescue apparatus, first-aid and medical supplies. This equates to about an average $25,000 per club ($5,000 each year for five years).
Invest an additional $2 million into the successful Beach Drowning Black Spot Reduction Program that uses targeted infrastructure, additional resources and services to tackle the incidence of drowning in identified high risk areas and areas of projected population increase.
Support the Royal Life Saving Society-Australia to reduce drowning across our inland waterways by building a River Drowning Black Spot Identification Program.
Support the expansion of the Royal Life Saving Society-Australia’s Swim and Survive lessons for children who are known to miss out. The lessons will teach children in indigenous and disadvantaged communities how to swim as well as the principles of water safety.
Provide $1 million to assist AUSTSWIM provide access to accredited swimming and water safety teachers amongst targeted population groups.