State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers in the South West will have the very best equipment to keep the community safe as part of $2.2 million in SES Grants.
The 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.
The SES received 42 grants to help volunteer units buy much-needed equipment to respond to floods, storms and other emergencies.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said SES units in the South West are among the recipients.
The recipients included:
- Warrnambool Unit – $48,756 for a Toyota Hilux Crew Cab
- Port Fairy Unit – $28,648 for a Vehicle lease buy-out
The CFA, Life Saving Victoria 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 our State Emergency Service volunteers in the South West helping them buy the equipment they need to save lives and to protect our communities when emergencies strike.”
“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.”