Funding Win Means Surf Life Saving Clubhouse Upgrade Can Go Ahead

An Australian Government commitment of $250,000 for the Redcliffe Surf Life Saving Club means the long-awaited clubhouse upgrade can go ahead.

Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth MP fought to secure the funding after applications for Council and State funding fell through.

The Australian Government funding comes on top of $400,000 that Luke Howarth MP was able to secure for the Club at the 2016 election.

Luke Howarth MP said the additional $250,000 means the Redcliffe Surf Life Saving Club can begin upgrading their building, despite Council and State representatives offering no assistance for the project.

“The Surf Life Saving Club does an amazing job in our area,” said Luke Howarth MP.

“They look after swimmers at Suttons Beach and teach local children water safety and how to swim in open water, all while helping our community become more active and cohesive.”

The Redcliffe Surf Life Saving Club was born in 1991 and was initially based in a shipping container.

The existing clubhouse at Suttons Beach was built a year later, in 1992, and is now used by more than 500 members.