Life Saving Victoria volunteers in the South West will share in almost $735,000 in Victorian Government grants to buy new equipment.
The Andrews Labor Government today announced the recipients of the 2016-17 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program.
Under the program, the government commits $2 for every $1 provided by volunteer groups to help them buy additional trucks, tankers, watercraft and trailers, and carry out minor facility upgrades.
Life Saving Victoria received 30 grants to help volunteer clubs buy much-needed equipment to keep Victorian safe in the water.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said 3 lifesaving clubs in the South West are among the recipients.
- Warrnambool Surf Life Saving Club – $40,228 for replacement of ATV and Rescue Equipment
- Portland Life Saving Club – $9,387 for replacement of Rescue Equipment
- Port Fairy Surf Life Saving Club – $11,527 for replacement of ATV
The $735,000 for Life Saving Victoria also includes more than $42,000 – with no co-contribution required – for a state-wide roll out of extra life jacket harnesses, shoulder harnesses and waterproof bags to protect radios.
The Victorian State Emergency Service, CFA and Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association were among the other organisations to receive grants under the almost $13 million program.
Organisations can apply for government contributions of up to $100,000.
For more information about the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program, visit emv.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“These grants will provide a welcome boost to life saving clubs in the South West helping them buy the equipment they need to keep Victorians safe.”
“The Andrews Labor Government is supporting emergency service volunteers to do their life-saving work safely and effectively by providing grants for vital equipment and resources.”