Pam Beggs

Pam Beggs

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    Grants to surf life saving clubs

    22/06/1992 12:00 AM
     
     
    The first grants under a $1.5 million Lotteries Commission program to assist the Surf Life Saving Association have been made to clubs at Trigg Island, Cottesloe and Denmark.
     
    Racing and Gaming Minister Pam Beggs today said the grants had been made for the clubs to upgrade facilities in view of the vital emergency service they provided.
     
    The grants were $300,000 to Trigg Island, $264,000 to Cottesloe and $35,000 to Denmark.
     
    "The Lotteries Commission is aware that many club premises need substantial financial assistance to upgrade premises," Mrs Beggs said.
     
    "Consequently, the Commission is providing $1.5 million over three years as part of a program to ensure the needs of the surf life saving clubs are met.
     
    "The Commission also is encouraging building activity which not only will support our young life savers and the beach-going public, but also stimulate employment."
     
    The grants were made following recommendations to the Commission from the Surf Life Saving Association.
     
    The association is a long-established voluntary service.  In the past five years the number of WA surf clubs has risen from 14 to 18, with an active membership of more than 2,000 predominantly young people.