Plans on track for new Edithvale Life Saving Club
28 March 2017
Edithvale’s proposed new Life Saving Club is one step closer after Kingston Council last night approved concept plans for the vital community facility.
Council has been working closely with the Edithvale Life Saving Club and Life Saving Victoria over the past few months to develop initial designs for a new building to provide the club with state-of-the-art facilities.
Mayor David Eden said Council was pleased to see a design that would replace the ageing building, meet the club’s needs for years to come and provide increased views of the foreshore to the community.
“The Edithvale Life Saving club, thanks to its more than 160 members, provides an outstanding service to the community helping keep thousands upon thousands of beach visitors safe each year,” Cr Eden said.
Council is actively working to deliver the new facility in time for the Edithvale Life Saving Club’s centenary celebrations in 2019.
“The club has been serving our community for almost 100 years and we trust these fantastic new facilities will help it continue its great work well into the future,” Cr Eden said.
The building will be funded by the Victorian Government ($1.5million) and Kingston Council ($1.95million). Kingston Council has invested significantly in upgrading and replacing local Life Saving Clubs in recent years including the new Carrum Life Saving Club and the recently completed Mordialloc Life Saving Club.
Edithvale Life Saving Club President Dianne Montalto said the club was looking forward to the new and improved facilities which will provide much-needed extra storage and training space.
“We have a strong club that is growing in numbers and the old building can no longer meet our needs,” Ms Montalto said. “The new centre will help us respond faster in emergency situations by quickly accessing emergency equipment to assist in rescue and resuscitation.”
New members are welcome at Edithvale Life Saving Club. Details: www.edithvalelsc.com.au
A community information night will be held at the club on Thursday 20 April to present the concept plans and answer any community questions on the project.