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Mr Gulaptis is pictured with members of the Evans Head-Casino and Yamba SLSC’s.  Please note these are file photos taken prior to social distancing rules.  

Wave of cash for Evans and Yamba Surf Clubs

The Evans Head and Yamba Surf Life Saving Clubs are the big winners from the Government’s latest round of club infrastructure funding, according to Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis.

“Evans Head has been awarded over $100,000 to upgrade change rooms, toilets and disabled amenities while Yamba has won more than $30,000 for a refurbishment that will include electrical works and new roller doors on the boat shed,” Mr Gulaptis said.

“Given the reduced surf club activity because of winter and the Corona virus, this is the perfect time for works which will support hard pressed local tradies.

“Surf Clubs don’t just save lives, they teach young people all sorts or life skills to equip them for the future, so this is a really good investment.”

The grants follow recent news that the Nationals in NSW Government are upping shark protection with shark spotting drones at both Evans Head and Yamba.

CEO of Surf Life Saving NSW Steve Pearce said these grants would ensure rescue facilities at the 26 clubs remained safe, accessible and secure.

Mr Gulaptis is pictured with members of the Evans Head-Casino and Yamba SLSC’s. Please note these are file photos taken prior to social distancing rules.  

“Surf Life Saving Clubs are often the hub of their communities and our volunteer lifesavers should have access to fit-for-purpose facilities so they can focus on saving lives,” Mr Pearce said.

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