Scarboro Surf Life Saving Club relishing fresh start at new home


Scarboro Surf Life Saving Club’s Angus McMillan, Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray and club vice-president Jody Ballard.
Scarboro Surf Life Saving Club’s Angus McMillan, Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray and club vice-president Jody Ballard.

SCARBOROUGH surf lifesavers are preparing to move into their new home.

The final touches are being made to Scarboro Surf Life Saving Club’s facilities next to the Scarborough Beach pool.

Vice-president Jody Ballard said the new buildings featured improved training rooms for educational courses, a larger storage area to support the club’s growth and better training facilities.

“We moved into the operation basement area in December and a further section in April; we are just waiting on final handover of the upper building so we can commence fit out and move in before the start of our 2018-19 season in September,” he said.

“(We’re looking forward to) being able to come back together again as a club after two years spread across multiple sites for training, education, sports, socials, lifesaving and juniors.”

Mr Ballard said members from Scarboro and other clubs had “nothing but praise” for the redeveloped Scarborough foreshore during April’s Australian Surf Life Saving Championships.

“Our members are very pleased with the progress to date and look forward to being in our new home for many years to come,” he said.

The City of Stirling and Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority have been involved in creating the $13.3 million facility and Lotterywest has provided a $300,000 grant to the club for fit-out.

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray visited the club last week to deliver the grant, which will be used for furniture, equipment and IT services.

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