Thursday 19th November 2020

The Andrews Government has invested $102,600 in the Lilydale VICSES to improve infrastructure and facilities, backing the important work that our volunteers do and provide a boost in employment within the local community.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today announced Lilydale VICSES would receive funding to deliver vital repairs and refurbishments.

The project is among 125 projects sharing in $20 million in funding under the Emergency Services Refurbishment Fund, as part of the government’s $2.7 billion Building Works package.

Lilydale VICSES will receive $102,600 to fund an upgrade to their electrical power board to ensure compliance, rectification of front carpark gravel to improve drainage to the unit’s main carpark, and ensure mud and rocks are not damaging internal HQ.

The investment enables volunteer emergency services agencies to carry out urgent maintenance, repairs and upgrades to extend the life and improve safety of their existing facility and asset portfolios and provide support to Victorian businesses and workers affected by the downturn in the Victorian economy caused by the pandemic.

Projects will commence in the coming weeks at local Country Fire Authority brigades, Victoria State Emergency Service units, Life Saving Victoria clubs and Marine Search and Rescue flotillas across Victoria. Agencies are engaging businesses from their local communities to undertake the work and to supply equipment and materials.

The funding will be administered by the Community Safety Building Authority, which oversees infrastructure projects on behalf of the Department of Justice and Community Safety.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“This project will improve the condition of critical infrastructure and ensure the Lilydale VICSES will be able to continue their incredible work keeping the community safe.”

“The Emergency Services Refurbishment Fund will extend the life of existing facilities and resources, while developing job opportunities within the local community.”