Kingston Council has answered an SOS call from the Mordialloc Sailing Club and will provide $15,000 to make urgent repairs to vital equipment to ensure that community boating programs can sail on.
Kingston Mayor Georgina Oxley said Council was happy to support the club with emergency funding.
“For many years the club has played an active role in our community by offering a range of sailing programs, including beginner’s programs for adults and children,” Cr Oxley said.
“Council is happy to step in to provide funding for emergency repairs to take place as soon as possible.”
The urgent repairs will cost an estimated $23,000 with Council to contribute $15,000 and the club $8728.
The emergency repairs will ensure programs including the Tackers sail training for 7-12 years olds; schools programs with 100 students from Mordialloc College; and the boat lending service for the general community can continue as planned.