Latest News

Back to Latest News back


South Australian Government to double funding for Surf Life Saving SA

January 18, 2014

The South Australian Government is more than doubling the funding for Surf Life Saving SA over the next four years with an additional $5.6 million provided for club redevelopments and operations around South Australia.

South Australia Premier Jay Weatherill said the funding boost would enable Surf Life Saving SA to accelerate much-needed redevelopments at a number of clubs and strengthen their operations on local beaches.

Premier Jay Weatherill stated "our beaches are a part of what makes this state such a fantastic place to live, especially over the summer months when people head to the coast in droves to cool down.

"Surf Life Saving SA do a great job in keeping beachgoers safe, and this significant increase in funding will ensure they have the facilities they need to do this important job."

Starting this year, annual funding for Surf Life Saving SA will be increased to $2 million per annum, up from about $800,000 per year.

Premier Weatherill said increasing funding to $2 million a year will accelerate much needed

redevelopments of clubs including Chiton Rocks and Grange, with construction likely to start in late 2014.

He added "since 2002, we have provided more than $11 million to fund Surf Life Saving SA's operations, construction of their Headquarters at West Beach, and the redevelopment 7 of 19 local Surf Life Saving clubs at Christies Beach, Somerton, North Haven, Brighton, Seacliff, Henley Beach and Port Noarlunga.

"Without this funding boost, redevelopments for clubs like Grange and Chiton Rocks would not have been able to commence for another three years."

As with previous funding arrangements, the South Australian Government provides 56% of the funds, with local government contributing 33% and the remaining 11% funded by the particular surf life saving club.

Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.


supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Perfect Gym

Perfect Gym Solutions is a software as a service (SaaS) solution purpose-built to service the fitness industry, with over 1000 clients servicing over 2 million gym members across 40 countries making…

read more

Access / Fitness / Marketing / Recreation / Technology


Summit Fitness

Summit Fitness Equipment is now part of NovoFit - see

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness


Anti Wave International

Anti Wave International is the original suppliers of top performance swim, aquatic sports, leisure and pool programming equipment. Founded in 1971, Anti Wave International is proud of its…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Sport



iEDM integrate Design, Engineering and Delivery Management services to convert existing spaces into exciting new entertainment venues. Our team consists of highly qualified professionals with diverse…

read more

Consultants / Design


Hadley/Series Australia Pty Ltd

Hadley Australia and Series Australia Pty Ltd are the leading quality theatre chair manufacturers in the southern hemisphere. The businesses work closely with architects, interior designers and…

read more

Arts / Culture / Design / Entertainment / Venues



AUSTRALIAN MADE. BUILT NOT BOUGHT. AlphaFit is a 100% Australian owned family company manufacturing gear specifically for the strength and conditioning, functional fitness and high-performance…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness



Hidroplay welcomes you to the exciting world of children's Playscapes, waterslide's and Water Attractions. Appealing to families, Hidroplay increases patronage in your facility during those…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Recreation


Fitness On Demand

Fitness On Demand™ is a market-leading developer of virtual group fitness products. Our innovative video delivery systems offer robust content and a simple-to-use, comprehensive web app. Fitness…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness


get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business