Lifesavers get waterwise

COOGEE Beach Surf Life Saving Club is set to expand its commitment to sustainability with the help of a $4900 grant from waste and water management company Suez.

The grant will fund the second phase of the upgrade and expansion of the existing waste water system at the club’s new hq off Poore Grove, including an additional toilet area that will feed grey water into the system.

It will also enable the development of on-site signage adjacent to the grey water system and in the main car park to educate the community about the system’s operation and how it benefits the fragile coastal environment.

The club’s marketing manager Greg Hancock said the expanded system will help reduce the amount of fresh water used at the club.

• Coogee lifesaving president Nick Neal, Suez’s commercial manager Anne McMillan, Cockburn mayor Logan Howlett and Fremantle federal MP Josh Wilson at the cheque hand-over ceremony.

• Coogee lifesaving president Nick Neal, Suez’s commercial manager Anne McMillan, Cockburn mayor Logan Howlett and Fremantle federal MP Josh Wilson at the cheque hand-over ceremony.

Special reserve

Currently the club has more than 2,000 members and the playground and stretch of beach out the front are becoming more and more popular with residents.

“The CBSLSC Integrated Community Facility has been built on a special reserve that requires the value of sustainability to be of permanent importance,” Mr Hancock said.

“The grant from Suez will enable us firstly to deliver an upgraded recovery facility, and secondly to meet our educational objective to explain how the system works to both club members and the broader community.”

Visiting the CBSLSC to present the cheque to president Nick Neal on Friday, Suez’s WA commercial manager Anne McMillan said she was impressed with the club’s commitment to sustainable water use and education.

“It is wonderful to see community organisations like Coogee Beach Surf Life Saving Club taking the lead in sustainable water practices and building awareness in the community,” Ms McMillan said.

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