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Friday, 17 November 2017

FUNDING BOOST FOR CFA BRIGADES

Volunteers at Castlemaine, Campbells Creek and Guildford Fire Brigades are receiving a welcome funding boost, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards today announced that the Guildford Fire Brigade will receive $310,000 to purchase a new Medium tanker.

Ms Edwards is also pleased to announce $46,667 to the Castlemaine Fire Brigade for a new Field Command Vehicle, and $11,600 to the Campbells Creek fire brigade for a new car park and Driveway area.

Emergency services volunteers across the state will share in $13 million in grants to help them keep Victorian communities safe.

The program funds operational equipment, including vehicles, trucks, tankers, watercraft, trailers and minor facility upgrades.

Across Victoria the grants package assists all our emergency services volunteer organisations, including:

  • $9.55 million for volunteer CFA brigades
  • $2.05 million for SES units
  • More than $750,000 for Life Saving Victoria clubs
  • More than $320,000 for the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association
  • Almost $290,000 for other volunteer organisations
  • Almost $50,000 to cover additional costs incurred by volunteers.

The Labor Government is also allocating almost $2.5 million in state-wide initiatives. For more information about the grants, visit the Emergency Management Victoria website:  https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/

Quote attributable to Maree Edwards, Member for Bendigo West

“CFA Volunteers across our district do an incredible job keeping the local community safe and they deserve nothing but the best equipment.”

“This funding boost will help the Guildford brigade to upgrade their Tanker 2, a truck which is over 17 years old, with the tray and tank being almost 50 Years old.”

“The new carpark and driveway will be a welcome addition to the Campbells Creek fire station”

“The new Field Command Vehicle for the Castlemaine Fire Brigade will replace the old vehicle after many years serving our region.” 

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