Surf Life Saving Queensland to receive funding boost

Surf Life Saving Queensland is pleased to be a recipient of the funding package from the Queensland Government as part of the Service Agreement renewal with SLSQ and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES). This $17 million funding package will be dispersed over the next three years.

Mark Ryan, Minister for Fire and Emergency Services said that with six branches, 58 clubs and over 30,000 members in Queensland alone, SLSQ is a significant volunteer organisation in Queensland.

“SLSQ members are passionate about water safety and proactive in leading the way in advocacy and community leadership programs, striving to make our beaches and public waterways safe and healthy for everyone,” Mr Ryan said.

“The renewed Service Agreement is an important step in securing essential services to ensure the safety of our beautiful beachside communities for residents and holidaymakers alike, as well as safeguarding the organisation’s sustainability into the future.”

According to SLSQ Chief Executive Officer John Brennan OAM, the renewed agreement enabled the continuation of SLSQ’s work protecting the public at Queensland beaches while spreading water safety messages.

“This Service Agreement will see all SLSQ clubs and branches along the length of our coastline benefit — beyond the busy beaches of south-east Queensland,” Mr Brennan said.
“The funding will allow SLSQ to continue to provide a world-class service and work towards our vision of zero preventable deaths in Queensland’s public waters. We appreciate the ongoing support from the Palaszczuk Government and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.”

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