CHRISTMAS has come early for the Evans Head-Casino Surf Life Saving Club, which has secured a $275,000 grant for urgent remedial works.
Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis said the funding was provided under the State Government's Surf Club Facility Program.
"This funding will allow the club to undertake urgent remedial works to remove concrete cancer in order to preserve the structural integrity of the building as well as provide wheelchair accessibility for its mobility impaired members,” he said.
"These works are critical to the future operation of this important local facility and I am thrilled to be able to announce this funding.
"Surf Life Saving NSW does immensely important work- saving lives and providing opportunities for people of all ages to get fit and healthy.
"The NSW Government wants to make the work of life savers as easy as possible - we can't control the water but we can improve facilities like this.”
President of the Evans Head-Casino SLSC, Ben Redman, thanked Mr Gulaptis for his support.
"Without this grant, there was a very real possibility that a section of the clubhouse would become unusable, placing the club in dire financial circumstances,” he said.
"We are very grateful for the funding support provided by the NSW Government which will allow us to make the necessary repairs and continue to provide a valuable service to the community.”