New Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club officially opens
One of Victoria’s largest Life Saving Club’s, Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC), has officially opened its doors to the public, including its 1,500+ members.
The Victorian Government invested $1.5 million, contributing to a project cost total of $5.5 million. With the former clubhouse built more than 60 years ago (when the club had only 200 members), the new SLSC facility will be able to facilitate its growing community now and into the future.
The new clubhouse features new community meeting spaces, a function room, new administrative offices and first aid facilities, in addition to other contributions which improve the health and safety of volunteers, lifeguards and the public.
Anglesea’s beach is patrolled every summer by volunteers from the club and last season, lifesavers and lifeguards performed 1493 preventive actions, treated 31 minor and two major first aid cases, and undertook two rescues.
Built according the Life Saving Victoria’s ‘Clubhouse of the Future’ guidelines, the facility will be able to stand the test of time aesthetically, structurally, and environmentally, contributing to reduced risk of drowning, increased community engagement and greater inclusiveness.