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New Clubhouse

In 2007 the Club produced a Strategic Overview (2007 - 2017). A key element of the Overview was to build a new Clubhouse. "To design, build and establish a state of the art club house with a modern office and the ability to extend and house associated groups including regional facilities. The club will be developed using the latest environmental and sustainable considerations and be a showcase for building development in coastal environments".

 

With this in mind, the Club formed a Building Committee which is a sub-committee of the Club's Executive Committee.

Members appointed to the Building Committee include :

Chris Harper (Chair), Bec McHenry, Liam Petrie-Allbutt, Ivan St Clair and Matt Vaughan.

 

In February 2017 the Clubhouse Fundraising Committee was reinvigorated and was renamed the New Clubhouse Capital Campaign Committee. Like the Building Committee, the New Clubhouse Capital Campaign Commitee is a sub-committee of the Club's Executive Committee.

Members appointed to the New Clubhouse Capital Campaign Committee include :

Kirsten McLeod (Chair), Paul Conroy, Narelle Curtis, Rachel Gourlay, John Hudson, Giles Hunt, Simon Martin and Ivan St Clair.

 

 

Online orders are open for our Special Hawiian Merchandise which is assiting with fundraising for the new Clubhouse project. : Order here

 

 

 

Victorian Government pledges $ 1.5M towards the project.

   

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The Hon Lisa Neville MP, Minister for Police, Minister for Water and Member for Bellarine announced a $ 1.5M Victorian Government contribution to the new Clubhouse project as a part of the 2017 / 2018 Budget. 

The $1.5M funding announcement is the largest single financial contribution the Club has received from the Victorian Government in our 70 years of operation and provides a welcome "kick start" to our fundraising efforts.

This significant contribution from the Victorian Government will help to see our plans (which are set to receive planning approval from the Borough of Queenscliffe any day now) move much closer to becoming a reality.



 

 

18th March 2016 - a historic day for our Club

 

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LAND HANDOVER ENSURES SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB'S FUTURE

Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, Lisa Neville today announced a transfer of additional land to the Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club (PLSLSC). The land, formerly owned by the Borough of Queenscliffe and adjoining the current location of the club, enables PLSLSC to upgrade and expand their facilities.

The new land ensures ongoing surf lifesaving services provided by the PLSLSC continue for local residents and visitors alike, particularly over busy holiday periods. Point Lonsdale Back Beach is officially rated by Life Saving Victoria as one of the four most dangerous beaches in Victoria. The land handover was initiated by a joint taskforce chaired by Ms Neville and involved representatives from PLSLSC and the Borough of Queenscliffe Council which examined siting options and determined the most suitable location for the future PLSLSC clubhouse.

The community strongly supported this proposal including 176 written submissions received in support of the proposed transfer of Council owned land to the PLSLSC. The taskforce and Borough of Queenscliffe Council determined that the current site represented the most suitable location given the PLSLSC needs and taking into account strategic and statutory planning considerations.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, Lisa Neville "The Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club has a long association with the area and is integral to the local community." "The transfer of land is a great achievement for the Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club. Thank you to the members of the taskforce, the Borough of Queenscliffe Council and PLSLSC members for their tireless work."

Quotes attributable to Borough of Queenscliffe Mayor, Cr Helene Cameron "Council is delighted to play such a significant role in securing the future of the Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club." "We simply couldn't enjoy our wonderful coastal lifestyle without the safe patrolling of beaches by the dedicated members and volunteers of the Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club."

Quotes attributable to PLSLSC President, Matthew Ponsford "Thank you to everyone who has worked tirelessly to determine the best location for the future clubrooms and to Council for voting unanimously to transfer the land with the necessary conditions to safeguard its use." "I am proud to be part of such an important organisation and look forward to patrolling our coastline for many seasons to come."