The City of Bunbury Surf Life Saving Club are one step closer to their goal of a complete building renovation after receiving a significant Lotterywest grant on Wednesday.
Emergency Services minister Joe Francis visited the club to present a cheque for $198,191 which will be used to install a new kitchen in the clubrooms.
The 101-year-old club hope construction will start next year to improve its main and special needs ablution block, replace the kitchen and to build a mobility ramp to the beach.
Mr Francis said the new work will be built on the solid foundation the century old club has established.
“A particular pleasing aspect of this plan is the increase in disability access to make the beach and the club easier to enjoy for everyone,” he said.
Club president Denise Duncan said the club has built special relationships with a number of key agencies to make this project a reality.
“We appreciate that we stand shoulder to shoulder with many people on this project which is so important to the community,” she said.
“This funding is the last piece of the puzzle and now we can begin.”
The club had previously received $199,879 from Royalties for Regions, $22,907 from the Department of Sport and Recreation, $22,907 from the City of Bunbury and had raised $108,907 from club funds.
Deputy Mayor Brendan Kelly said this work will go a long way towards helping Bunbury achieve its aim to become the most accessible regional city in Australia for people with disabilities.
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