Upgraded Facility For Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC

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22 April 2023

The Barwon Heads 13th Beach Surf Life Saving Club has officially opened its newly refurbished clubhouse, with investment from the Andrews Labor Government ensuring it has modern, fit for purpose facilities to continue to protect Victorians.

Member for Bellarine Alison Marchant was joined by Barwon Heads 13th Beach LSC President Matthew Burke, Life Saving Victoria representatives and volunteers from the club to mark the facility’s official opening.

The redevelopment was made possible thanks to $1.39 million in funding from the Government.

The upgraded building has better design and functionality, providing greater life saving capability and the chance for more community engagement, and facilities that will stand the test of time.

A second storey extension has been added which accommodates more space for training and increased storage for emergency response equipment. The building also features first aid services, a gym area and upgraded kitchen, toilet and change room facilities.

Formed in 1961, the club has a strong reputation for patrolling excellence and has won the State Patrol Efficiency Award on four occasions and the District Patrol Efficiency Award on many others.

Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC currently has over 600 members, including 75 active patrollers, and over 250 junior “nipper” members.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bellarine Alison Marchant

“This upgrade ensures the club has the modern facilities it needs to continue to serve the community and keep local beachgoers safe around the water now and into the future.”

“Thousands of people visit 13th Beach every year and it’s important that our dedicated surf life savers have the facilities they need to deliver their vital service to the community.”