THE ISSUE Wollongong City Council recently conducted a site inspection on our clubhouse building and have deemed it to be unsafe and requiring major refurbishment or outright replacement. Two weeks ago we were locked out of a portion of the building and it appears unlikely we will regain access soon. Losing this facility is a major blow for Coalcliff SLSC not only for nippers and lifesaving but also our role as a hub for the local community and events we support including the Stanwell Park Ocean Challenge, the Bombie Bar and Grand Illawarra Walk.
WHAT WE'RE PROPOSING TO DO We know how important our role as a community hub is, and as a club we are fighting to replace the clubhouse as soon as possible. To ensure we can achieve a good quality outcome in a reasonable timeframe, the club needs to engage an architect and town planner to put together a comprehensive site analysis and development proposal, and then to lobby the local council to expedite the rebuild. The funds raised through this campaign will enable us to get professional assistance with this process, and demonstrate the community's support for our efforts which are a critical factor in council's priority setting.
We hope you will be willing to join us!
HOW YOU CAN HELP * Attend in-person on launch day * Share our crowdfunding campaign page and social media posts * Donate directly to the campaign (From Nov 17th) * Lobby local council and members of parliament to support our efforts. * Book tickets to the finale show featuring Jim Morraign (Midnight Oil) * (Media) Cover our launch and share the crowdfunding effort with your audience * (Government) Help lobby for grants and expedite DA assessment for this important facility * (Business Owners) Get in touch with the club executive (president@coalcliffSLSC.com.au) to arrange sponsorship of the campaign or in-kind donations that may be raffled off at the final event.
WHEN AND WHERE: Launch: Coalcliff Beach next Sunday, November 17th from 10am. Finale: Stanwell Park CWA Hall, Friday December 20th from 6pm Online: On www.pozible.com (live from November 17th)