Surf club?s 13-year wait close to being rewarded
By Emma Cornford
After 13 years of waiting and hoping, the Red Rock/Corindi Surf club finally looks set to have a new clubhouse.
The club is applying for a Carr Government surf club facility development grant and members are hopeful they will be able to secure up to $500,000 for the construction.
Club secretary Leane McLachlan said although the club was restricted to building where they are currently situated, the new club would allow more freedom for training and storage.
Applications for the grant, which will supply up to 75 per cent of building costs, are open to clubs across the state, but Ms McLachlan said Red Rock/Corindi had a good chance of securing a grant.
"We would have to be one of the top priorities in NSW ... because we have been trying to secure a location and build a new clubhouse for 13 years and Red Rock is known to be a notorious beach," Ms McLachlan said.
"We'll be going up to two stories and that will allow a fully operational first aid room downstairs ... and up the top we'll be able to have a separate radio room and training area ... and be able to store all our equipment."
She said the expansion would also allow the club to boost its membership.
"It will really benefit the community as a whole, especially people at the caravan park on school holidays when it gets used a lot."