Recent federal funding commitments will allow Surf Life Saving South Coast to build a training centre at Nowra in upcoming years.
Liberal Gilmore candidate Warren Mundine and Nationals Gilmore candidate Katrina Hodgkinson have replied to Labor's $1 million commitment made on Friday with a $1.2 million funding pledge.
This, combined with a $350,000 contribution from the state government will fully fund the construction of the new surf life saving facility regardless of which party wins government at the election on May 18.
It has been a whirlwind week for SLS South Coast president Steve Jones.
"I am greatly appreciative of both sides of politics for their commitment," Mr Jones said.
"It will not just benefit our surf life savers in the training they will receive, it takes a lot of pressure off myself and volunteers in the community, as the state government has funded an administration officer to work at the centre two days per week."
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In 2017, Shoalhaven City Council granted development approval for the project.
Land has been allocated by council in the Emergency Services Precinct at Albatross Road.
Time has been ticking on the DA - sod turning must take place within five years of it being granted or the organisation will have to lodge a new application.
Before funding is allocated, the election must take place, the Prime Minister will then appoint ministers, and once the minister is appointed, they will review budgeting for all projects, and work out when they can distribute the funding within the upcoming term of government.
"With 11 beaches to safeguard, our surf lifesavers are critical members of our community," Mr Mundine said.
"It's essential we provide support for the people who keep us safe."
"The Nationals are very strong supporters of surf lifesaving right across Australia and this solid support will continue into the future," Ms Hodgkinson said.
The South Coast branch headquarters will allow for two dedicated training rooms, a meeting space and dedicated work area for administration and provide a central hub to support members.
The facility will have storage for vital lifesaving equipment, from patrol vehicles to defibrillators.
Education team members will also have the necessary facilities to conduct local education in beach and aquatic safety and enable them to prepare training notes and materials for school and community education visits.
"This facility will be a game changer for the South Coast Surf Lifesavers and, by supporting them, everyone who enjoys the 11 patrolled beaches will have access to better water safety," Mr Mundine said.