Premier Mark McGowan and Bunbury MLA Don Punch visited Dalyellup Surf Lifesaving Club today to inspect the progress of the State Government’s $300,000 commitment for a new home for the club.
The works are set to provide the surf club with a brand new, 400 square metre home base, including equipment storage, administration space and a first aid post.
The club has been operating out of temporary sea containers and a demountable office, with no direct access to the beach, since its formation in 2001.
The development is in its early stages, with retaining work completed and foundations laid ready for the structure to be erected. The building is expected to be completed in about three months, in time for the summer months.
Bunbury MLA Don Punch was the driving force behind the State Government’s election commitment to deliver the club long-needed facilities – providing the growing Dalyellup community with quality infrastructure to support grassroots sport and beach safety.
As stated by Premier Mark McGowan:
“Dalyellup is a growing area with many young families, and surf clubs are very important for building water safety awareness in the community.
“The surf club provides a community hub for people of all ages to participate, volunteer and keep healthy.
“We are delighted to provide the club with new facilities, and I commend Don Punch for his advocacy and commitment towards getting this project going.”
As stated by Bunbury MLA Don Punch:
“Dalyellup Surf Lifesaving Club is a fantastic community organisation that I’m proud to support through this $300,000 election commitment.
“The club has gone from strength to strength since its formation, but the existing temporary facilities are inadequate for the needs of its members.
“I’m pleased to see the new facility taking shape and am confident we’ll see the club continue to grow and attract new members into the future.”