NEW EQUIPMENT FOR SOUTH GIPPSLAND EMERGENCY VOLUNTEERS
Wednesday, 7 November 2018
Emergency services volunteers in South Gippsland will share in more than $13.3 million in grants for life-saving equipment, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing today announced the following grant recipients:
|Agency||Organisation Name||Category||Project description|| VESEP grant contribution
| Local co-contribution
|Total Project Cost
|CFA||Kongwak & District||Operational Equipment||Quick Fill Pump||$ 19,211.00||$ 2,000.00||$21,211.00|
|CFA||Yanakie||Vehicles & Appliances||Ultra Light Tanker||$ 118,500.00||$ 21,500.00||$140,000.00|
|VIC SES||Foster||Building Refurbishment||Renovate LHQ, cure rising damp issue||$ 69,234.00||$ 105,766.00||$175,000.00|
|VIC SES||Yarram||Building Refurbishment||Re-skin of building and renovate LHQ||$ 127,333.00||$ 63,667.00||$191,000.00|
|LSV||Woodside Beach SLSC||Vehicles and Appliances||Vehicle Upgrade||$ 32,128.00||$ 16,064.00||$48,192.00|
|LSV||Venus Bay SLSC||Operational Equipment||Patrol equipment trailer, mobile patrol tower, engineers report for tower||$ 9,752.00||$ 4,876.00||$14,628.00|
|LSV||Waratah Beach SLSC||Operational Equipment||Mobile Patrol Tower, Manual Handling & PPE Upgrade||$ 15,435.45||$ 7,717.73||$23,153.18|
|LSV||Seaspray SLSC||Operational Equipment||Inflatable Rescue Boat & Trailer||$ 10,230.00||$ 5,115.00||$15,345.00|
They are some of 230 new grants for emergency service volunteer brigades and units around the state, as part of the 2018-19 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP).
The program funds operational equipment in addition to vehicles, trucks, tankers, watercraft, trailers and minor facility upgrades.
Under the VESEP, the Labor Government matches every dollar paid by volunteer groups with a $2 co-contribution – this year increasing the maximum contribution from $100,000 to $150,000.
Contributions this year include:
- almost $9.8 million for volunteer Country Fire Authority brigades
- more than $2.1 million for State Emergency Service units
- more than $315,000 for Marine Search and Rescue, including the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association
- almost $800,000 for Life Saving Victoria clubs
- almost $340,000 for other volunteer agencies.
For more information about the VESEP, visit the Emergency Management Victoria website at emv.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing
“Volunteers are at the heart of our emergency services and this grant will ensure the South Gippsland region has the modern equipment they need to keep the local community safe.”
“Our emergency services volunteers are often the first line of defence during fires, floods, storms and water emergencies. We thank them and value the hard yards they put in to keep their communities safe.”