Lifeguard service to continue on our beaches
The successful partnership between Sunshine Coast Council and Surf Life Saving Queensland to provide lifeguard services for the region’s beaches will continue for another five years.
The contract extension, which starts this month, will allow SLSQ and the Australian Lifeguard Service Queensland to work directly with council to watch over and protect the hundreds of thousands of beachgoers who visit the Sunshine Coast in growing numbers each year.
Mayor Mark Jamieson said among the most significant achievements since the contract started five years ago had been the delivery of an additional 3700 lifeguard hours, which was vital for keeping our beach-users safe.
“Twenty beaches are patrolled under the lifeguard service contract – 10 beaches all year while the other 10 are seasonal,” Mayor Jamieson said.