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Council comes to the rescue

DUNE DELIGHT: the Venus Bay Surf Lifesaving Club’s proposed new clubrooms.

VENUS Bay Surf Life Saving Club has been thrown a lifeline by South Gippsland Shire Council.
Council has promised to give the club more time to seek funding to redevelop its clubrooms and thereby retain the pledge of $150,000 from council towards the project.
Council promised the funding as part council’s Community Capital Works Allocation Budgeting program.
In 2017-18, this project allocated $400,000 to each of Venus Bay, Mirboo North, Foster and Korumburra, to spend on projects the community identified as a priority.
The club was promised $150,000 on the condition the club secured extra funding to finish the project by the end of the 2018-19 financial year.
The project requires several million dollars to proceed. Council supported the club’s request for an extension until June 30, 2021 as it has not been able to obtain grants so far, but is confident of doing so during 2020.
“The community has spoken. This where the community wants its money to go,” Cr Ray Argento said.

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