Today, after a very active campaign, I am pleased to announce funding has finally been delivered to build a new unit.
The Victorian Liberal Party committed to delivering a new SES unit in 2014, and have remained committed to advocating for this much needed upgrade. We are pleased the Andrews Government finally supported our calls and action to provide this urgent funding.
This was a fantastic effort by the local community, funding would never have been delivered if it wasn’t for your collective pressure and support for this cause.
Emerald SES is one of the top three busiest units in Victoria, their work accounted for 7 percent of call outs in Victoria during 2016. As volunteers they regularly attend more than 1000 calls for assistance each year.
Congratulations to Ben Owen and the entire Emerald SES team on this funding announcement, we thank you for your outstanding service to Emerald and the surrounding communities.
If you have any enquiries please do not hesitate to contact my office on 9796 1987.