Written by Squadron Energy |
Squadron Energy is providing funding to the Port Kembla Surf Life Saving Club (PKSLSC) to support the club’s building renovations.
The renovations will allow the club to become financially sustainable, with the addition of an upgraded event and dining venue, ensuring growth into the future.
Port Kembla Surf Life Saving Club Deputy President Nathan Boscaro said the funding will make a huge difference to the future of the club.
“The renovations will allow our club to further enhance the amenities in our clubhouse to open up opportunities to utilise the space more effectively, enabling PKSLSC to become truly self-funded, ensuring we continue to grow,” Mr Boscaro said.
“The funding will also enable us to purchase, operate and maintain essential lifesaving equipment needed to provide crucial services to the community.
“By supporting this project, Squadron Energy is also supporting increased education programs for Nippers, community amenities in Port Kembla and the creation of ongoing jobs.”
Squadron Energy’s Executive General Manager of Operations Dr Rochelle Macdonald said it was important to support the Port Kembla Surf Life Saving Club as it is the heart of the Port Kembla community with over 400 members.
“The club and its purpose align with our values, and it is so important to share the benefits of our Port Kembla Energy Terminal project by supporting the local community over the long term,” Dr Macdonald said.
“We are committed to supporting the communities where our projects are based, and through this funding we aim to make a positive lasting contribution to the local Port Kembla community and broader Illawarra region.”
Squadron Energy shares the benefits of its projects through a range of opportunities such as community benefits funds, voluntary planning agreements, community sponsorship and grant initiatives.
Each of Squadron Energy’s projects has a community sponsorship program, which provides funds or in-kind support to community organisations and events in the local project area. Information on how to apply is available on Squadron Energy's Community Sponsorship Guidelines and Application webpage.
Port Kembla Energy Terminal is located in Port Kembla’s Inner Harbour. When completed, the import terminal will help firm Squadron’s renewable energy generation with no new gas fields.
During construction the project has created more than 200 jobs and injected $27.1 million into the regional economy.