The long awaited launch of the new Goolwa Surf Life Saving Club is finally here, with the $3.5 million state-of-the-art building set to officially open its doors on Sunday, October 13.
Following the growth of the club in the last 10 years, development of the purpose built facilities has been highly anticipated.
Funding for the project has been achieved through a number of streams, with the club fundraising 11 percent of the total cost, Alexandrina Council contributing $500,000 and local groups including Goolwa Rotary contributing up to $30,000 for fit out.
Further funds were accessed through SLSSA's Club Rebuild Program.
For the last decade, the club has been operating out of a small shed, and the new facilities will ensure surf life savers have access to the latest equipment to ensure they can perform their emergency service roles to the utmost height of their abilities.
The new building not only provides the Goolwa SLSC with a permanent home, but provides the space and facilities to be able to branch out into new fundraising activities such as functions and other catering opportunities.
Included in the new building, is a large recreation area with a pristine view of the Goolwa coastline with full bar facilities and a kitchen.
It also includes an outdoor balcony area, training and function facilities and a fully equipped medical room.
For a full wrap up of the Goolwa Surf Life Saving Club's journey, development and opening, head to page 36. of this week's Times.