Today, Labor’s candidate for Gilmore announced a Shorten Labor government will commit $189,000 to support the activities of local volunteers who keep Mollymook beaches safe.
The funding will provide for equipment and capital works which support the activities of volunteers, the safety of beach-goers and the viability and amenity of the Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club.
The Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club, which has 465 members, will receive $189,000 to:
- Purchase a rescue craft, including a new Inflatable Rescue Boat, motor and trailer
- Purchase a new utility vehicle for rescue, patrols and towing equipment.
- Upgrade the clubhouse for improved community use and amenity
Labor supports our local volunteer surf lifesavers and the critical role they play in keeping our beaches safer.
"I'm proud to announce that Labor will upgrade equipment and facilities that the Surf Lifesavers need to keep Mollymook beaches safe" Fiona Phillips said.
“I’ve got the back of our local surf lifesavers, because we all know they’ve got ours”.
“Our local Surf Lifesaving Clubs are community assets and provide much loved and iconic venues for people to meet, learn and celebrate. These facilities need a bit of an upgrade to continue to remain fit for purpose"
"A failure at sea of an IRB motor or rescue craft could put lives at risk, putting off the maintenance of the clubhouse with the harsh coastal conditions for a year too long, is a false economy. This is a smart investment that demonstrates my commitment to our community" Fiona Phillips said.
Labor is able to fund local commitments like these as it has made a number of financial decisions such the ‘Their Fair Share’ package, which will close tax loopholes exploited by multinational companies and improve the budget bottom line by $5.4 billion over the decade.