Yamba surf club eyes Turners land

THE Yamba Surf Life Saving Club (YSLSC) could soon have a storage facility at Turners Beach.

YSLSC has made an application to the Clarence Valley Council for a parcel of vacant crown land to be given to the club to build a storage facility.

The area of land, bordered by Turners Beach, the break wall, parking lot and amenities block, is currently administered by the NSW Department of Lands. It will consider an application by council to have the land transferred into council's Clarence Coast Reserve Trust portfolio.

The Mayor, Ian Tiley, said incorporating the land into the council's portfolio would make long-term sense.

"The area ... presently has a low active recreational usage, but it has the potential to provide for a range of active and passive recreational uses to meet the demands of Yamba's growing population," he said.

The YSLSC president, Ray Burridge, said the shed would provide many benefits to the club.

"At the moment we have a lot of our equipment stored in a shed at Wooloweyah, so a shed at Turners would make things much easier for us," he said.

Cr Tiley said council was waiting for a response from the Lands Department before it proceeded.

"If the department agrees to the change council will prepare a plan of management with full and proper public consultation to ensure ap- propriate use of the land," he said.

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