Then Liberal Candidate for Stirling, Vince Connelly, announced during the election that Trigg Island Surf Life Saving Club will receive $20,000, from a re-elected Morrison Liberal Government, to continue their life-saving work of patrolling beaches around Stirling and the Perth Metropolitan Region.
Based in Stirling, the Trigg Island SLSC conducts 35% of all Western Australia’s beach rescues, and is an essential organisation that provides training to lifesavers, community engagement, and education to beachgoers.
The Trigg Island SLSC will now be able to upgrade their equipment, to enhance the lifesaving service that members provide in the local community.
The funding will enable them to implement the use of a new jet skit, that will improve patrolling and rescue capabilities. The club will also renew both their beach four-wheel drive, and inflatable rescue boat – both of which are essential for their lifesaving operations.
Liberal Candidate for Stirling, Vince Connelly, praised the Morrison Government for committing to expanded surf life-saving services in Stirling.
“Local surf life-saving clubs are integral in coastal communities like ours,” Mr. Connelly said.
“As a keen surfer, I know the value of having an engaged and active surf life-saving club that can patrol beaches, and educate locals on water safety.”
“Two of my children are active surf life savers themselves, so I know how hard these clubs work to train volunteers, and the huge commitment that the volunteers themselves make, to patrol our beaches each day.”
WA Liberal Senator Linda Reynolds said the Morrison Government is committed to supporting local volunteer organisations.
“The Trigg Island Surf Life Saving Club is one of the most active in Western Australia, and provides a vital service to the local community.” Senator Reynolds said.
“Our lifesavers do an outstanding job across our coastline each year and I’m proud the Morrison Government is committed to ensuring surf life-saving clubs such as Trigg Island have the required tools and technology they need to do their jobs."
“It is because of the Morrison Government’s strong economic management that we are able to support the fantastic work our lifesavers do to keep our beaches safe.”
Over the last 6 months, Trigg Island surf life savers have conducted 39 rescues and have contributed more than 7,600 hours of their time patrolling Trigg Beach.