LABOR TO REBUILD MOORE PARK SLSC CLUBHOUSE

A Shorten Labor Government will provide $900,000 towards rebuilding the Moore Park Surf Life Saving Clubhouse.

The core facilities of the clubhouse were damaged during Cyclone Oswald in 2013 to the extent that the only option was to demolish existing buildings and rebuild in a safer location.

Without a suitable facility, the club is unable to provide a lifesaving service to the community which places the public at risk.

Moore Park SLSC is the only surf lifesaving provider position between the Burnett River in the south, and Agnes Water in the North.

The club has been providing a service for over 60 years, and has saved the lives of 13 people during rescues in the past five years.

On top of this, volunteers will regularly log more than 2000 patrol hours during the warmer months, making hundreds of preventative actions and dozens of first aid injury treatments.

Labor’s funding will allow the club to progress the recovery phase which includes:

Building of clubhouse facilities - single-storey structure to include: first aid room; training/meeting room; amenities - toilets, showers and change rooms; patrol members room; and canteen are required to operate the Club's community service; and
Building fit out and operating equipment.

A funding commitment by the LNP Government in 2016 was no where near enough to complete the project and Ken O’Dowd has been idle on it in the three years since.

An extensive fundraising campaign from the Surf Club, as well as the passionate advocacy from Zac Beers will see this project completed under a Labor Government, and ensure locals are able to swim safer.