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Santa launches partnership with NSW Ports and South Maroubra SLSC

Santa launches a three year partnership between NSW Ports and South Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club

Santa launches a three year partnership between NSW Ports and South Maroubra SLSC

 The big man in red today arrived at South Maroubra just in time to officially launch an exciting new partnership between NSW Ports and South Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC).

Surrounded by thousands of nippers at the annual SLSC Christmas end of year gathering, Santa announced the details of a three year partnership which will see NSW Ports support the club in keeping the community safe in the coastal areas surrounding Port Botany’s operations. As part of the sponsorship, NSW Ports will help fund ongoing operations, training and equipment, including a brand new surf boat. 

NSW Ports CEO, Marika Calfas joined Santa, nippers and the President of South Maroubra SLSC, Paul Fownes, on the sands for a BBQ and Christmas fare.

Marika said, “NSW Ports is thrilled to announce our support for South Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club today. Every weekend, these incredible surf life savers volunteer their time to help keep our community safe at the beach. Our three year partnership will help fund the ongoing operations, training and equipment that will ensure these lifesavers can continue to play their vital role in our community”.

Paul added, “The majority of our members have a long term relationship with Port Botany, either as local residents or as employees of the Port, so it’s only fitting that NSW Ports has come on board as our major partner. We’re pleased that with their support, we will be able to continue to keep the local residents of South Maroubra, Botany Bay and surrounding areas safe at the beach.”

NSW Ports is proud to support a range of community initiatives in the Port Botany area, including the delivery of local school programs, sponsorship of surf life-saving initiatives and the conservation of Sir Joseph Banks Park in partnership with Conservation Volunteers Australia.

Port Botany operates 24/7 to service the trade needs of businesses across NSW and support the lifestyles of everyone in the State, delivering over $3.7 billion to Gross State Product annually and creating more than 25,000 jobs per year. More than 42% of all goods in a Sydney household arrive in containers through Port Botany.


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About NSW Ports

NSW Ports manages Port Botany and Port Kembla, key export and import gateways connecting to global markets, and the Enfield Intermodal Logistics Centre and the Cooks River Intermodal Terminal. NSW Ports is a private consortium of leading institutional investors: IFM Investors (including Cbus, HESTA and Hostplus), AustralianSuper, Tawreed Investments Limited and Q Super. Our shareholders represent over six million Australian superannuation fund members and are long term investors with interests in a range of Australian infrastructure assets.

About South Maroubra Surf Club  

South Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club is a volunteer organisation, established in 1959, to keep beach goers at the south end of Maroubra Beach safe. Our surf club is located at the south end of the iconic Maroubra Beach.  We patrol on weekends and public holidays from September to April of every year, and are home to the South Maroubra Ocean Challenge. Maroubra Beach is known for its great surf and is easily accessible by car and bus. We have over 1000 members raging from Nippers to our senior patrolling members, and boast a great social and inclusive membership. We're always looking for new members.