Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Brendon Grylls
Royalties For Regions Funding For Albany Surf Life Saving Clubroom Upgrade
Victor P Taffa
Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls today caught the vision of a bigger better Albany Surf Life Saving Club when he inspected the Clubroom Extension Project.
Mr. Grylls paid the club a visit to look over the $1.29 Million project, which recently gained $650,000 in State Government Royalties for Regions funding through the
Great Southern Regional Grants Scheme (RGS), administered through the Great Southern Development Commission.
“Surf Life Saving Clubs do a superb job at many Western Australian Beaches and the Albany Club is no exception.” the Minister said.
“The Youth Program at this club is particularly robust and I am glad Royalties for Regions funding can strengthen a local institution that not only builds young lives but also can save lives.”
“This project will help the club serve beach users with better-trained volunteers and other community groups will also benefit from using the improved premises.” Mr. Grylls said.
The Minister said the surf club had outgrown the present building and upgrading the clubrooms would provide a new education and training room as well as expanding a number of training programs particularly for juniors.
Funding for the surf club extension was part of the second round of the Great Southern RGS, under which $3.58 Million was allocated to 31 projects throughout the Region.