Funding For New All-Terrain Vehicle For Corrimal Surf Club

IMG_5604.JPGSharon Bird today announced funding of $11,364 under Round 2 of the Stronger Communities Program (SCP) for Corrimal Surf Life Saving Club for the replacement of their All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV).

The Club’s current ATV is eight years old and continuously experience significant mechanical and electrical breakdowns and is at the end of its serviceable life.

The ATV is used to transport patrol equipment on and off the beach on weekends and public holidays but the critical use of an ATV is to provide the ability to respond rapidly to rescue situations that occur regularly in hazardous areas including the southern corner of the Beach at Towradgi Point, the middle of the beach opposite the caravan park and the northern end of the beach at East Corrimal.

Sharon Bird said that it was important that local surf clubs had the equipment they need to keep residents and tourists safe on the beach each summer.

“Members of Corrimal Surf Life Saving Club have worked hard to fundraise half the cost of the ATV and I’m pleased today to help the Club to get the equipment they need to ensure rescues can be carried out as quickly as possible,” Sharon Bird said.

Under The Stronger Communities Program, funding of between $5,000 and $20,000 is available and must match the SCP grant in cash or in-kind on at least a dollar for dollar basis. A total of $150,000 per year over two years will be available to support projects in each federal electorate.

FRIDAY, 29 JULY 2016