Main beach alive with festivities
Noosa Main Beach will come alive with entertainment, demonstrations and
activities for the opening of the much anticipated new look Noosa Heads
Surf Life Saving Club this Saturday, January 31.
Following an investment of over $7.5 million into the iconic beachfront
landmark, the renovation and extension of facilities has seen a
transformation of both the Active Members Club and the Supporters'
Club, taking full advantage of its prime location on one of Australia's
most famous beaches.
The afternoon of festivities is set to kick off from 1pm with a host of
local bands including the Nick Latta Band, Natalie Pyziakos and popular
Brisbane musician Tuffy. The celebrations will also include a range of
beach activities and surf life saving demonstrations for all to enjoy.
The formalities will take place on the deck, with the new facilities to
be officially opened by the Hon Neil Roberts MP, Minister for Emergency
Services and Queensland Surf Life Saving Deputy President, Ralph Devlin
SC at 4pm, followed by a magical fireworks display at 7pm.
President of the Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club, Kerry Sorensen is
delighted with the new look club and says that it has exceeded all
expectations and will significantly enhance the service that their
dedicated staff and volunteers offer to the community.
"The club has come a long way since its inception in 1928 we are
extremely proud to unveil a facility that not only provides our members
with world-class equipment and training but can also give our community
one of the most desirable entertainment venues on the Sunshine Coast,"
said Mr Sorensen.
The state-of-the-art facilities ensure lifesavers are prepared to
handle almost any beach emergency and include a first aid room, two
fully equipped training rooms, a new gym for members to maintain their
fitness levels, an administration office and significant storage
facilities for equipment.
The Supporters' Club bar and restaurant is now 40 per cent bigger and
the very popular deck overlooking Noosa beach has doubled in size as
part of the renovations. The new Club also boasts a designated gaming
room and TAB area, a brand new island bar and live entertainment area
as well as a new kitchen offering an exciting menu.
"This is an important year for our Club, not only for the opening of
our improved facilities but also because 2009 marks a centenary of
summers as Surf Life Saving in Queensland celebrates 100 years," said
"It gives us the opportunity to reflect on the Club's role as an
integral member of the local community, an iconic part of the Noosa
landscape and to take pride in our impressive track record of no loss
of life while members have been on patrol since its inception.