A win for Woolamai

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The Government has made a significant $157,000 investment to the Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club Environs Management Plan project.

Senator Jess Walsh joined the Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club to celebrate the official opening and upgraded facilities.

This project was funded under the $1.38 billion Building Better Regions Fund Program.

It will help protect and preserve the coastal environment of Woolamai Beach and assist the club and community with enhanced access.

The improvements included:

– construction of a retaining wall,

– dune stabilisation,

– revegetation,

– beach access improvements,

– maintenance of an all-abilities access ramp,

– and repair of the public facilities access path.

This project not only protects the sensitive coastline but also streamlines access for visitors and ensures greater access for the important surf rescue facility.

Approximately 23 people were employed during implementation, underscoring the Labor government’s commitment to regional development.

Quotes attributable to Senator Jess Walsh:

“Everyone loves a day at the beach, and we’re proud to support the Woolamai Surf Life Saving Club’s work so people can have even safer access to this beautiful part of our coast.”

“Through funding programs like these places like Woolamai are receiving well-deserved funding that creates local jobs, improves visitor experience and keeps our environment protected.”

Quotes attributable to Woolamai SLSC President, Mr Jason Close:

“The Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club is very grateful to the Commonwealth Government and Phillip Island Nature Parks for their support of the recently completed the Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club Environs Management Plan.”

“The completed project has reduced the sand inundation of the Clubhouse which will significantly support the longevity of the Clubhouse structure. This will greatly support the operational needs of an important surf rescue facility which services the Bass Coast region.”

“Our Club is located in a sensitive coastal environment and so by stabilising and revegetating the surrounding dune system and better delineating access to the beach, we believe we have made an important contribution to our local area.”

Media Contact for Senator Walsh: Riley Geary – 0402261235