Member for Tweed Geoff Provest has today announced $437100 in funding for Cudgen and Salt Surf Life Saving clubs as part of the NSW Government’s 2018/19 Surf Club Facility Program.

The funding is part of $3.9 million awarded for 24 projects to improve facilities and equipment at surf life saving clubs across NSW.

This funding has been provided for ground floor refurbishment, first aid room, storage and toilet at Cudgen and finalise the clubhouse redevelopment works at Salt.

“Surf Life Saving NSW does immensely important work- saving lives and providing opportunities for people of all ages to get fit and healthy,” Mr Provest said.

“The aim of this program is to increase the availability, standard and quality of surf lifesaving clubs in NSW for the benefit of their members and the wider community.

“I congratulate both clubs on their successful applications and look forward to seeing the benefits of this upgrade.

“It gives me great pleasure to assist local Surf Clubs as they provide a vital service to our community,” Mr Provest added.

Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said the Surf Club Facility Program supports surf club infrastructure across NSW.

“Surf life saving clubs are home to the tens of thousands of volunteer lifesavers who patrol our beaches across the state, and this funding means they will be able to do an even better job ensuring people are safe on our beaches,” Mr Ayres said.