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GPC helps Seahorse Nippers make a splash at Bundaberg 

17 March 2017

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) has invested $10,000 through its Community Investment Program in support of Bundaberg Surf Lifesaving Club’s Seahorse Nippers Program. 

The pilot program aims to encourage people with disabilities to participate in surf lifesaving activities and recreation, by introducing them to the water and beach activities in a friendly, non-threatening and safe environment. 

The program will be conducted at Bundaberg, Moore Park and Elliott Heads Surf Life Saving Clubs. 

Initially there will be 15 youth participating in the program aged between 7 and 15 years. Following the completion of the pilot program it is envisaged that the program would expand.   

GPC CEO, Peter O’Sullivan was impressed with the intent of the program, and the outcomes that could be achieved for people with disabilities.  

“In Queensland we are surrounded by beautiful beaches and waterways, it is vital that all children are able to safely enjoy these features,” he said. 

“The Bundaberg region’s disability statistics are significantly higher than the state average of 4.4%, sitting at  7.2%, making this program a vital addition to the area. 

“The program will support inclusion and also prevent unnecessary water related incidents.” 

GPC’s $10,000 investment will provide the Seahorse Nippers with modified nippers boards, parachutes, hi visibility rash vests and education resources.  

GPC take pride in our partnerships and invests over $2.5 million annually into the Gladstone, Rockhampton and Bundaberg regions funding community projects and providing and maintaining our community parklands. ​