Monday, 23 April 2018

Upgrade For Stockton Surf Life Saving Club

BY OLIVIA PORTELL

The Stockton Surf Life Saving Club will receive a much-needed upgrade, due to population growth in the area.

The club has not been upgraded since the 1970's, and the new designs will improve access for people with disabilities.

Club President, Callan Nickerson says he would like the club to be more accessible to all members of the public.

"Our club is an old club and is not quite fit for everyone in our community so we're pretty passionate about making a building that's a first-class building, that's an asset to Stockton, and that's accessible by everyone," he said.

Mr Nickerson says the local community is looking forward to the new development.

"There's a bit of a buzz, certainly amongst our membership, and people around Stockton," he says.

"I think people are generally excited to have a first class building so close to the beach, and it's something that the community can be proud of."

The club is funding the initial stages of the upgrade, however, they hope the local and state government will offer some support.

"We're building a community asset, and hopefully they can support us in that endeavour."

The new design, as seen in The Newcastle Herald.

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