The new Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) facility has officially opened, increasing safety at one of Victoria’s most popular surf beaches.
The opening is a significant milestone for the club, whose former clubhouse was more than 50 years old.
The new fit-for-purpose facility has been funded by the Victorian Government with $2.6 million invested in the project, in addition to funding from Federal Government, Surf Coast Shire and Jan Juc SLSC.
The new clubhouse will give volunteer lifesavers more space to support their summer patrols, including community meeting spaces, a function room, and short-term accommodation for education and training camps.
Jan Juc’s iconic beach is patrolled every summer by volunteers and last season, lifesavers and lifeguards performed 984 preventive actions, treated 11 minor and one major first aid case, and undertook 18 rescues.
With the club’s membership predicted to rise over the next decade, the new clubhouse now has enough space to run the club’s growing Nippers program, as well as meet the needs in delivering local lifesaving services and supporting the local community.
Situated in the local government area of Surf Coast Shire, the Jan Juc SLSC plays an important role in the safety of swimmers and beachgoers.