Nambucca Heads Surf Lifesaving Club receives $35,000 of donated timber

Surf Club secretary Chris Stewart, and Forestry Corporation Partnerships Leader Ryan Ellis. Photo: Supplied
Surf Club secretary Chris Stewart, and Forestry Corporation Partnerships Leader Ryan Ellis. Photo: Supplied

Nambucca Heads Surf Lifesaving Club is set to benefit from a donation of seven packs of blackbutt flooring under the Community Timber Partnerships Program.

Nambucca Surf Club has seen many upgrades in the last few years, and Forestry Corporation Partnerships Leader, Ryan Ellis, said Forestry Corporation is pleased to support the great work of the local club.

"When we heard about the Nambucca Surf Life Saving Club redevelopment, we contacted the club to see how the donated timber program could support the project," he said.

"All up, the partnership will see around $35,000 of blackbutt timber flooring installed on the upgraded Clubhouse.

"It's great to see the Surf Lifesaving Club upgraded - the timber floors, deck and other proposed work will really lift Nambucca's Main Beach for locals and visitors."

Formed by Forestry Corporation, Boral Timber and Planet Ark, the Community Timber Partnership Program was formed to salvage 1,000 cubic metres of flooring and decking products impacted by the Murwillumbah floods in 2017.

"When we heard about such a large volume of timber being written off, in some cases for damage as minor as water staining, we were determined to salvage it for local community projects," Mr Ellis said.

"We're working with a range of community groups to give the timber a new lease of life and create renewable, durable, beautiful timber facilities for many more local communities to enjoy."

The Community Timber Partnerships Project is endorsed by Planet Ark, under their 'Make it Wood program.'

For more the program, head over to www.forestrycorporation.com.au.

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