New Building Update – New Lease Proposal

Dear members,

Since the last email sent regarding the building lease arrangements, The City of Port Phillip (CoPP), has provided SMLSC with an alternative option. 
This arrangement provides SMLSC with access and administration to 100% of the building, rather than part of the building, part of the time. 
While there are still some requirements, restrictions and guidelines, the club will have control of bookings and be responsible for the facility management responsibilities and utilities. 
See below for summary, for those interested in the explanation of the maintenance can read on further.

Both options will be presented to councillors and the public forum, probably the August  Council meeting and SMLSC committee representatives will attend to speak regarding the club preference. 
Currently, the committee has decided this second option is the preferable option, but we invite feedback from club members. Anyone is welcome if you would like to attend the council meeting with us also.

As time is short for the planned access to the building by the club (we were hoping to be given hand over in September), the CoPP has offered a temporary lease that will operate in good faith towards the preferred option although details will not be finalised.

We will keep you informed of any major updates. As president, I am always available for queries, 0414252027 or

Dinah Boswell
President SMLSC
Alison Porter
Club Captain – – 0407 128 303

New Proposed Costings
Rent – $104
Maintenance – $20,000 (estimated per annum but will fluctuate according to requirements)
Insurance – $3,000 (estimated)
Total (estimate) – $23,104

Maintenance will include:
Proactive Maintenance – Cyclical maintenance to ensure the upkeep of the building as per the requirements of the Asset Management Plan (AMP)
Reactive Maintenance – General repairs as needed such as general plumbing, electrical and general maintenance.
The $20,000 is the estimated average annual cost of maintenance for this building over a 5-year term.
Club to fund all non-structural maintenance in the building (as per the AMP to be attached within the Lease). 
To ensure the building will remain fit for purpose across its useful life and to leverage economies of scale, Council contractors will undertake all maintenance works in line with the AMP. Council will invoice the Club directly for the actual maintenance costs for each period on a 6-monthly basis.
Council will undertake and fund maintenance to Essential Services and Lift Maintenance.

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Save the Date
 Presentation Night
Saturday 3rd August 2019
The Vincent
111 Victoria Avenue Albert Park

Start time: 6.30pm
Cost: $40 for your delicious three course meal
Payment via: SLSA Payment Gateway
Please include the following details: Presentation Night and Names (of all you are paying for.)

If you have any questions with regards to the above, please email us.

The SMLSC Presentation Night is an opportunity for all members to have a meal together and celebrate our club, it’s members and their achievements.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Notice of AGM Wednesday September 18th 2019

Dear Members,

The Annual General Meeting of South Melbourne Life Saving Club, Inc will be held on Wednesday 18th September 2019 at 7.00pm at Life Saving Victoria, 200 The Boulevard, Port Melbourne 3207.  Please find the agenda attached.

Season 2019/20 promises to be an exciting year for the South Melbourne Life Saving Club and this is your chance to be involved. Please  consider where your skills or experience could be of most benefit to the Club and be proactive in offering your  help. In addition to the Committee positions, there are a  number of sub-committees where your assistance would be warmly welcomed.

All Committee positions are elected annually at the Annual General Meeting.  These are:

  • President
  • Administration Manager (Secretary)
  • Finance Manager
  • Club Captain
  • Competition Manager
  • Junior Activities Manager
  • Powercraft Manager
  • Rescue Services Manager
  • Sponsorship and Marketing Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • 2 x General Committee Member

A description for each of these positions is attached along with a nomination form.
Nominations for Committee Positions must be received by the Secretary  ( by Wednesday 21st August 2019 ).
Additionally, if members wish to lodge a notice of motion and/or make recommendation to the  Committee for consideration of Life membership; this must be submitted to the Secretary  ( by Wednesday 7th August 2019.

Should you have any questions about any of the positions, or would like to discuss where you can best  assist the Club, please do not hesitate to contact me or any of the current Committee members.

If you are unable to attend, please complete the attached Proxy Form and return to the Secretary by Friday 13th September 2019:

By Post:  The Secretary,   South Melbourne LSC,   PO Box 3091,   South Melbourne VIC 3205

Or by email:

Or lodge with the Secretary before the commencement of the meeting.
Kind regards, 
Andrew Graham   

Secretary- South Melbourne Life Saving Club Email:

Please find attached below the agenda, position descriptions & proxy form




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Welcome to South Melbourne Life Saving Club

At South Melbourne Life Saving Club our Vision is to be the leading bayside lifesaving club by providing a safe, fun, engaged community environment and a safer South Melbourne Beach. Located just a few kilometers south of Melbourne’s central business district the club provides a vital role in safe-guarding one of Melbourne’s most popular bay beaches throughout the summe

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