FUTURE PLANS: Emu Park Surf Life Saving Club volunteer John Phelan met with Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga this week
FUTURE PLANS: Emu Park Surf Life Saving Club volunteer John Phelan met with Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga this week Nikita Watts

Lifesavers give their feedback on foreshore project

BETTER access to the beach was one of Emu Park Surf Life Saving Club's main priorities when they met with local government members this week about the town's foreshore upgrade.

Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga said yesterday the meeting held on Monday at the club house was a success.

"It went really well, they also had a couple of people from Surf Life Saving Queensland visit for the meeting as well," Mrs Lauga said.

"It's really excellent how the council and State Government can work together to provide upgrades to clubs there, and help surf lifesavers do what they do, which is save lives."

Livingstone Shire Council Mayor Bill Ludwig and Councillor Graham Scott went over the concept plans for the Emu Park foreshore and Centenary of Anzac memorial precinct, taking on feedback from the club.

Member of the Emu Park SLSC John Phelan said their meeting agenda included discussing the proposed Emu Park Foreshore Development and the integration of theSLSC's operational requirements, integration of Those Who Served into the RSL Precinct and Anzac Memorial Walk, and also a strategy for targeting suitable funding to allow for development of the club.

Preparations for the club's 60th year of service to the local community (scheduled for October 2016), were also discussed.

"The main priority for the club is getting better access to the beach for their ATV and equipment," Mrs Lauga added.

"They also mentioned the stairs down to the beach needed upgrading. But it was great to meet and engage with them and listen to their needs and issues so that we can help them carry out their duties in the best way possible."



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