Lifesaving clubs receive $280,000 in funding
The Peninsula's two surf lifesaving clubs more than $280,000 in funding from the NSW Government through its Active Kids Program.
Umina and Ocean Beach Surf Life Saving Clubs have each received funding to undertake building and refurbishment works at their clubs.
Umina has received $210,000 for the construction of a training room that will double as a storage space and to build an office space.
The Ocean Beach club received $75,565 to refurbish its training and community room.
It is hoped the funding will help make the Nippers surf lifesaving program more attractive to local children looking for a summer sport.
Member for Terrigal Mr Adam Crouch, Liberal candidate for Gosford Ms Sue Dengate and NSW Minister for Sport Mr Stuart Ayres, made the announcement on February 20.
Both Umina and Ocean Beach Clubs are registered providers for the Active Kids Program with Umina receiving the second highest number of Active Kids Vouchers of any club across the Central Coast in 2018.
"More than 60 per cent of children in the Gosford electorate are benefitting from Active Kids vouchers.
"Combine that with upgraded facilities and everybody wins," Ms Dengate said.
Media release, 20 Feb 2019
Ben Sheath, Office of Adam Crouch MP
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