Labor promises $4m facility for Surfing WA

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and Labor's Stirling candidate Melita Markey with Surfing WA representatives in Trigg.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and Labor's Stirling candidate Melita Markey with Surfing WA representatives in Trigg.

SURFING’s State body is being promised a multimillion dollar upgrade to its Trigg facility if Labor is elected at this year’s Federal Election.

Opposition leader Bill Shorten made the announcement at Surfing WA headquarters in Trigg today.

He promised $4 million for a facility offering more space for surfing lessons, water safety programs, training of judges and officials, increased storage and more staff workspace.

WA has 31 surf clubs and Surfing WA provides 250,000 hours of surf education and trains about 65,000 people each year.

Labor’s Stirling candidate Melita Markey said her family spent lots of time at Trigg Beach and believed belonging to a surf club helped families make lifelong friends.

“The 30-year-old makeshift kiosk that Surfing WA are using as their headquarter facility is well past its use-by-date,” she said.