The Andrews Labor Government has invested $2,500,769 in emergency services in Western Victoria to improve infrastructure and facilities, back in the important work that our volunteers do and provide a boost in employment within the local community.
Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney has announced 28 projects will receive funding to deliver vital repairs and improvements.
The 27 projects are amongst 125 projects sharing in $20 million in funding under the Emergency Services Refurbishment Fund, as part of the government’s $2.7 billion Building Works package.
- Warrnambool SES – $232,013
- Warrnambool Coast Guard – $167,667
- Port Fairy SES – $183,108
- Port Fairy Marine Rescue – $74,775
- Portland Coast Guard – $251,587
- Heywood SES – $109,270
- Heywood Fire Station – $50,000
The investment enables volunteer emergency services agencies to carry out urgent maintenance, repairs and upgrades to extend the life and improve safety of their existing facility and asset portfolios, and provide support to Victorian businesses and workers affected by the downturn in the Victorian economy caused by the pandemic.
Projects will commence in the coming weeks at local Country Fire Authority brigades, Victoria State Emergency Service units, Life Saving Victoria clubs and Marine Search and Rescue flotillas across Victoria. Agencies are engaging businesses from their local communities to undertake the work and to supply equipment and materials.
The funding will be administered by the Community Safety Building Authority, which oversees infrastructure projects on behalf of the Department of Justice and Community Safety.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney
“These vital projects will improve the condition of critical infrastructure and ensure that emergency services in Western Victoria will be able to continue their incredible work keeping the community safe.”
“The Emergency Services Refurbishment Fund will extend the life of existing facilities and resources, while developing job opportunities within the local community.”