The Marshall Liberal Government is providing an $876,400 grant for the Aldinga Bay Surf Life Saving Club as it looks to redevelop its club rooms after severe weather damaged the Club’s roof over the weekend.
“South Australia experienced some severe weather last weekend with wind speeds of up to 93 kilometres per hour recorded at Adelaide Airport,” said Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services Corey Wingard.
“Unfortunately, these severe winds blew a significant section of the Aldinga Bay Surf Life Saving Club right off.
“This surf lifesaving club, along with all the 22 other clubs around South Australia, do fantastic work keeping visitors to our beaches safe, as well as educating people about being safe in our waters.
“This grant will be for the redevelopment of the Aldinga Bay SLSC club rooms and is expected to begin next month.
“The total cost of the redevelopment will be in the order of $1.52 million, with the Onkaparinga Council and the Aldinga Bay club itself contributing the remaining funds.
“The new facilities will include a garage, male and female change rooms, a gym, a first aid room and a patrol room.
“I understand that the repairs works for the damage caused by the storm over the weekend will be handled by the club and SLSSA through their insurance and this timely grant will ensure they are able to redevelop the surf club.
“The Marshall Government understands the important role that surf lifesaving clubs have patrolling South Australia’s beaches and that’s why we’ll continue to invest in them.
“Aside from annual funding to the SLSSA, we’ve also committed to equip our surf life savers with drones to monitor sharks and better keep swimmers safe on our beaches.”