Premier Opens Upgraded Facilities At Somerset Surf Life Saving Club

Premier Opens Upgraded Facilities At Somerset Surf Life Saving Club

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman

Somerset Surf Life Saving Upgrade

Victor P Taffa

Premier Will Hodgman said that Club membership is expected to increase now the Somerset Surf Life Saving Club has completed a significant expansion of its facilities.

Somerset Surf Life Saving Club already has 80 junior and senior members and a strong focus on supporting and encouraging younger members. With new facilities and improvement works complete, the Club will be able to concentrate on increasing participation and growing its base.

The Hodgman Liberal Government is a proud supporter of surf life-saving in Tasmania. Last year it boosted funding to Surf Life Saving Tasmania by $750,000 and entered into three agreements to fund volunteer marine rescue services; support the provision of life saving services and the development of the sport of surf lifesaving; and support local government water safety initiatives.

“Today I was pleased to open the upgraded club facilities which include a new storage shed, installation of a lift, and a new entrance including a wheelchair ramp. The old boat storage area has been converted into a gym and the club now has a modern security system.” Premier Hodgman said.

Completion of project works significantly improves the capability of the Club to conduct its operations.

“The Club was established in 1969 to provide the Somerset community with a safe beach and water environment through the provision of essential life-saving services. The upgrade will ensure it continues to play an important role growing resources and helping to make our popular beaches safe for locals and visitors alike.” Premier Hodgman said.