The towers will make it easier for surf lifesavers to spot sharks and people in distress while also monitoring beach conditions.
The NSW Government is providing more than $13,000 funding under the 2015-16 program for observation towers at Manly Beach, One Mile Beach at Port Stephens, Warilla Beach at Shellharbour and Lighthouse Beach, Ballina.
- Marine Rescue will receive $3000 for stabilising binoculars.
- Surf Life Saving NSW will receive more than $8000 for emergency evacuation alarms.
- Kiama Council will receive approximately $5000 for aerial surveillance.
The funding complements the recently announced $16 million Shark Management Strategy.