Labor's candidate for Gilmore Fiona Phillips says a Shorten Labor government would give $33,000 to Broulee Surfers Surf Lifesaving Club for new equipment.
She said the funding would buy:
- Six rescue boards costing $7800
- 15 rescue tubes valued at $1800
- Two inflatable rescue boat motors worth $10000
- A $14,000 inflatable rescue boat.
"The volunteers at Broulee SLSC do an incredible job keeping beach goers safe and they deserve nothing but the best," Ms Phillips said.
"I've got the back of our local surf lifesavers, because we all know they've got ours, it's as simple as that.
"I first got into politics to save the local Nowra pool and now I'm doing all I can to save our surf clubs."
She said total funding committed to surf life savers in Gilmore if Labor wins at the May 18 federal election included $1 million for a new training facility for South Coast Life Saving and $1,008,000 for local surf lifesaving club training, rescue equipment and facility upgrades.
"These investments are in addition to the $46 million Labor has committed for extra swimming lessons for kids via the Swim Smart program," Ms Phillips said.
"Labor's Swim Smart program will make sure Aussie kids have access to swimming and water safety lessons in primary school. We want to make sure Australian children are strong swimmers and safe in the water."