Member for Tweed Geoff Provest today announced that the Tweed would receive funding to build shade structures for sun protection.

Close to $1 million worth of grants will provide much needed shade in community parks and recreation areas, sporting grounds, schools and clubs across NSW.

Tweed will benefit with shade grants for the Mens and Womens Bowling at the Cudgen Leagues Club valued at $23,401.00

“This shade grant will provide important infrastructure to support our community towards a sun safe culture, which we know reduces the risk of skin cancer.

“Up to 99 per cent of skin cancers in Australia are caused by exposure to the sun, and providing sun protection will protect our community from UV over exposure.

“Many skin cancers are preventable and this plan focuses on protection behaviors and policy, shade provision and strategic research.

“You wouldn’t let your family or friends drive without a seatbelt – it is just too risky. So why risk skin cancer by not protecting yourself or your family from UV overexposure?” Mr Provest said.