Beach safety reaches new heights at Seacliff Surf Life Saving Club

Beachgoers at Seacliff will be safer on the beach from today with the official opening of the new Seacliff Surf Life Saving Club Patrol Tower.

The Patrol Tower, which was jointly funded by the Federal Government, the Seacliff Surf Life Saving Club (Seacliff SLSC) and the City of Holdfast Bay, will provide greater visibility for beach patrols and an emergency management area as well as a new first aid room, disability accessible facilities and storage for the Club.

Federal Member for Boothby Nicolle Flint said the completion of the Tower was a significant milestone for the community and for the hard working volunteers at the Seacliff SLSC.

“The new Patrol Tower will help our wonderful Seacliff Surf Life Saving Club volunteers carry out patrols and keep our community safe at the beach,” Ms Flint said.

“The new tower will also provide much-needed shelter and facilities for our Club volunteers, and equipment storage. The Club pioneered the Beach Access for All initiative that made Seacliff South Australia’s first disability accessible beach and their new facilities will help them support more South Australians to get onto the beach and into the water.”

Ms Flint said she had worked closely with the Seacliff SLSC to secure $150,000 in federal funding toward the Patrol Tower and congratulated the Club on its completion.

“I would like to recognise President Dr Glen Patten OAM, immediate Past President Andrew Chandler and everyone at the Seacliff SLSC for working with me on this important local project and for all they do for our community,” she said.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Australian Government’s $150,000 investment in the Seacliff SLSC Patrol Tower would “deliver important economic and safety benefits to the local community”.