The Andrews Labor Government has invested $1,244,950 in emergency services in Western Victoria to provide essential operational equipment, vehicles, appliances and minor facility improvements for local volunteers.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced 23 local Country Fire Authority (CFA), Life Saving Victoria (LSV), Marine Search and Rescue (MSAR) and Victorian State Emergency Services (VICSES) would receive additional funding to help protect their local community.
The investment is part of the Government’s 2020-21 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP) which is providing more than $14 million to 240 grant recipients across Victoria.
Beneficiaries of the grant include: (see list below)
The annual grants program gives volunteer emergency service groups the opportunity to apply for grants of up to $150,000 to purchase equipment including vehicles, trucks, tankers, watercraft and trailers, and for minor improvements including refurbishments and amenities, such as kitchens and change rooms.
The Government matches every $1 paid by volunteer groups with a $2 co-contribution.
For more information about the VESEP, visit the Emergency Management Victoria website – emv.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“Over the last year – throughout bushfires, storms and a global pandemic – Victorians have seen the incredible work that our emergency service volunteers do every day to serve and support their communities.”
“These important projects will give our hardworking CFA, LSV, MSAR and VICSES volunteers in Western Victoria the equipment and amenities needed to effectively carry out their duties.”
“I’d like to thank all of our volunteer groups for their hard work and congratulate the successful applicants in the 2019-20 round of VESEP grants.”
Quotes attributable to Acting Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Danny Pearson
“We’re ensuring our emergency service volunteers are well resourced with the essential equipment they need to carry out their critical work.”
“Emergency service volunteers make selfless and brave contributions to local communities and the broader Victorian community – and the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program supports their ongoing dedication to keeping Victorians safe.”
|Agency||Name||Description||VESEP grant contribution
|CFA||Anglesea||Vehicles and Appliances||Ultra-Light Tanker||$120,833.00|
|CFA||Bookaar||Vehicles and Appliances||Big Fill – Trailer Pump||$60,000.00|
|CFA||Bostocks Creek||Minor Facility Improvements||Renovation||$64,667.00|
|CFA||Corangamite||Operational Equipment||Remote Area Lighting & Chainsaw||$1,472.00|
|CFA||Deans Marsh||Minor Facility Improvements||Fencing||$5,691.00|
|CFA||Derrinallum||Vehicles and Appliances||Medium Tanker||$321,667.00|
|CFA||Otway||Vehicles and Appliances||Ultra-Light Tanker||$120,833.00|
|CFA||Pomborneit & District||Vehicles and Appliances||Ultra-Light Tanker||$120,833.00|
|CFA||Shelford||Minor Facility Improvements||Two Bay Shed||$99,750.00|
|CFA||Bessiebelle||Vehicles and Appliances||Big Fill – Trailer Pump||$55,000.00|
|CFA||Condah||Volunteer Amenities||Computer package and LED light bar for ULT||$1,371.00|
|CFA||Lyons||Volunteer Amenities||TV, Chairs, Whiteboard, Cabinets & Notice board||$1,169.00|
|CFA||Narrawong||Volunteer Amenities||Computer, Printer & Software||$1,000.00|
|CFA||Port Fairy||Minor Facility Improvements||Bi-Fold doors x 3||$33,333.00|
|Bannockburn||Vehicles and Appliances||Ford Ranger||$62,389.00|
|VICSES||Cobden||Vehicles and Appliances||Ford Ranger||$13,750.00|
|Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club||Minor Facility Improvements||Facility re-development including demolition of existing timber posts, installation of new steel posts, replacement of cladding and concrete footings||$27,205.39|
|Kennett River Surf Life Saving Club||Operational Equipment||160 litre fuel storage cupboard||$967.00|
|Wye River Surf Life Saving Club||Minor Facility Improvements||Indoor furniture – Chairs and Stools, new inflatable rescue vehicle – gen3 Thundercat, WIFI extender mesh network for wife, two defibrillators and spinal board and straps||$15,173.00|
|LSV||Port Fairy Surf Life Saving Club||Port Fairy Surf Life Saving Club||All-terrain vehicle – Can-am defender||$15,812.67|
|LSV||Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club||Operational Equipment, Minor Facility Improvements||Inflatable rescue boat (IRB) Storage Boat Racking, IRB Ancillary Equipment Storage Cupboard and IRB Motor Storage||$6,847.33|
|LSV||Warrnambool Surf Life Saving Club||Operational Equipment, Vehicles and Appliances||Inflatable rescue boat motor prop guard, rescue kit, two fuels cells and six rescue boards||$15,094.00|
|Portland Surf Life Saving Club MSAR unit||Operational Equipment||PPE equipment for each member including dry suits, helmets and binoculars||$20,093.00|