Semaphore Beach is Rescue Ready

Media Release

FN175/2017

14 October 2017

Joint release with:

Simon Birmingham

Senator for South Australia

  • Semaphore Beach's $296,500 Rescue Ready facility is now complete
  • Facility will ensure effective access to equipment reducing response times
  • The Coalition Government invested $285,000 towards the project

Beachgoers in Adelaide are set to benefit from faster rescue response times at Semaphore Beach with the rollout of new safety and rescue equipment now complete.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the Rescue Ready facility would help save lives throughout the year.

“Adelaide's beaches are a perfect place to cool off over the summer, and we want to ensure the highest level of safety for beachgoers by providing the latest in surf lifesaving equipment,” Minister Nash said.

“I aim to build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren want to either stay in or come back to, and supporting local surf clubs does just that.”

Senator for South Australia Simon Birmingham, who joined the community today to mark the occasion, said the project included the purchase of an all-terrain vehicle, a jet-ski and trailer, and construction of a storage shed.

“This new facility will also provide training opportunities for surf lifesaving club members, ensuring the Semaphore Surf Life Saving club is well-placed to provide support when swimmers need it most,” Senator Birmingham said.

“It's great to see this upgrade complete in time for summer and the Christmas rush, and I am pleased to see the Coalition Government investing in the region.”

This project was jointly funded by the Federal Coalition Government ($285,000) and Surf Life Saving South Australia ($11,532).