New clubhouse up for summer

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New dawn: Mordialloc Life Saving Club nippers Brayden, left, Jack, Jemma, Paige and Stephanie will have more room to practice lifesaving skills at the club’s new clubhouse. Picture: Gary Sissons

A NEW $4 million lifesaving clubhouse at Mordialloc has been officially opened in time for summer.

The new clubhouse includes an Indigenous Gathering Place and space for schools and community group to use for sports training and programs.

More than 600 people are members of the Mordialloc Life Saving Club.

A new observation tower will enable lifesavers to watch over swimmers offshore between the flags.

The new clubhouse was opened by Victorian Emergency Services Minister James Merlino on Monday (19 December).

“While lifesavers do incredible work, they can’t be everywhere,” Mr Merlino said.

“All Victorians need to remember when enjoying the water to always swim between the flags and never swim alone.”

The project was funded a ratepayer-funded contribution of $2.94 million from Kingston Council, $1 million from the Life Saving Victoria capital works program.

Mordialloc Life Saving Club raised $100,000 for the construction of the new building.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 21 December 2016

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