Water-wise at Coogee Beach
Coogee Beach Surf Life Saving Club (CBSLSC) is set to expand its commitment to sustainability with the help of a $4,900 grant from waste and water management company SUEZ.
The grant will fund the Phase 2 upgrade and expansion of the existing grey water system at the club’s Integrated Community Facility, 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 in the system’s operation and sustainability benefits.
CBSLSC Marketing Manager, Greg Hancock said the expanded system will enable it to further cut down on unnecessary fresh water use at the club, frequented by its more than 2,000 members and the residents of the City of Cockburn.
“The CBSLSC Integrated Community 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 Club President Mr Nick Neal on Friday, SUEZ’s Commercial Manager WA 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.
The SUEZ Community Grants program is now in its third year, and the company has provided more than $400,000 in funding to community organisations and projects across Australia that help communities and the environment thrive.
For more information on the SUEZ Community Grants program or to register to receive information about the next grant round in 2017 visit www.suezcommunitygrants.com.au/.