Safety first for Eimeo's beachgoers

Media Release

FN136/2017

22 July 2017

Joint release with:

George Christensen

Federal Member for Dawson

  • Eimeo Surf Life Saving Club's newly refurbished first aid room and multi-purpose room are now complete
  • The first aid room will help injured beachgoers, whilst the multi-purpose centre will be used for training and education purposes
  • The Coalition Government invested $100,000 towards the project

Members of the Eimeo Surf Life Saving Club today celebrated the opening of the Club's new first aid and multi-purpose rooms that will improve safety on the stunning Whitsunday Coast.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the project will support surf lifesaving and make the beach safer, encouraging more people to enjoy the beach.

“Surf lifesaving clubs keep beachgoers and their families safe,” Minister Nash said.

“Providing qualified volunteers with access to modern first aid facilities is vital when first responding to an incident where seconds can be the difference between life and death.”

Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen, who joined the community today for the official opening, said the Eimeo Surf Life Saving Club has been an important part of the Mackay community for the past 17 years.

“The people who are part of this organisation have saved many lives over the years, and should be commended for their role,” Mr Christensen said.

“The new first aid and multi-purpose rooms will provide a safe and private area for patient treatment, and can be used as space to deliver training and programmes to volunteers, nippers, and the general community.”

The project was jointly funded by the Coalition Government ($100,000) and the Eimeo Surf Life Saving Club ($14,084).

Aurecon, CQ Building and Dulux contributed design, project management and paint services toward the project.