New surf life saving tower for the Seacliff Surf Life Saving Club

22 Jun 2016 press release

Residents and beachgoers in Boothby will benefit from a re-elected Turnbull Liberal Government, with the announcement today of $150,000 to install a new surf life-saving tower at Seacliff.

Deputy Liberal Leader Julie Bishop today joined Nicolle Flint, Liberal Candidate for Boothby on Seacliff Beach to announce this commitment that will benefit the local community.

Ms Flint said the Seacliff Surf Life Saving Club had been an integral part of the community, and the new tower would be essential to the surf lifesavers who carry out patrols on the beach.

“The existing brick tower was built around 50 years ago on the Esplanade, but over time it has become obsolete and no longer fit for purpose.” Ms Flint said.

“I’m also pleased the new tower will provide much-needed onsite storage facilities for the purpose-made beach mats which are being used as part of the Beach for All initiative to make Seacliff South Australia’s first ‘accessible beach’.”

“The new tower will be built within the beach patrol zone and will aid the visibility of surf life savers who have the important task of improving safety for beachgoers,” Minister Bishop said.

“The Turnbull Liberal Team is dedicated to building stronger communities across Australia. We understand that by investing in projects such as this, we help create a more vibrant and viable community.”