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UPGRADED CLASSROOMS AND FACILITIES FOR BOISDALE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL

Boisdale students now have bigger, better classrooms and school facilities to learn in, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett announced Boisdale Consolidated School to open its $400,000 refurbishment of their existing multipurpose space. The Labor Government has invested $5.6 billion to deliver more than 1,400 school upgrades, supporting over 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians. A total of 100 new schools will open by 2026 under the Labor Government’s school building boom, ensuring every child has a great local school and a great start in life. This building boom will continue over the coming years, with the Government having already appointed builders to start delivering 11 schools across the state that will open in 2020 and 14 schools that will open in 2021. The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and a quality education. Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett “We’re ensuring local students have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachers and every child is given every chance to succeed.” “Local families can now enjoy great new facilities at Boisdale Consolidated School.”

UPGRADED CLASSROOMS AND FACILITIES FOR BOISDALE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL

Boisdale students now have bigger, better classrooms and school facilities to learn in, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett announced Boisdale Consolidated School to open its $400,000 refurbishment of their existing multipurpose space. The Labor Government has invested $5.6 billion to deliver more than 1,400 school upgrades, supporting over 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians. A total of 100 new schools will open by 2026 under the Labor Government’s school building boom, ensuring every child has a great local school and a great start in life. This building boom will continue over the coming years, with the Government having already appointed builders to start delivering 11 schools across the state that will open in 2020 and 14 schools that will open in 2021. The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and a quality education. Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett “We’re ensuring local students have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachers and every child is given every chance to succeed.” “Local families can now enjoy great new facilities at Boisdale Consolidated School.”

UPGRADING SCHOOL FIRE SHELTERS IN EAST GIPPSLAND

Students in bushfire-prone areas will be safer, with the Andrews Labor Government making sure schools in fire danger areas are better prepared for bushfires. Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett announced that 6 schools in East Gippsland will be among 81 school campuses across the state to share in an extra $8.84 million under the Planned Maintenance Program for their ‘Shelter-in-Place’ building. The Planned Maintenance Program provides targeted funding for vital maintenance works based on need. Funding is allocated based on the outcomes of a facilities evaluation that occurs at each school every five years. School Shelter-in-Place buildings are ember-resistant shelters that serve as temporary shelter for staff and students during a bushfire until emergency services arrive, or as a shelter of last resort if there is insufficient time to evacuate. The funding is in addition to the Bushfire Risk and Readiness Program, which has already funded essential maintenance of school bushfire shelter buildings so that 356 schools on the Bushfire at Risk Register met the required standard. This work will improve the standard further and includes a range of activities such as removing combustible materials on the building, covering openings in walls and roof penetrations, and reinforcing skylights. Schools will be contacted in coming weeks, with works commencing as soon as possible thereafter. Schools receiving funding are on the Bushfire at Risk Register and are in areas that are at the highest risk of fire danger within bushfire-prone areas. The last five State Budgets have allocated more than $6.1 billion to school facilities to ensure the right school infrastructure is in place to meet teacher, student and school community needs. Quote attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino: “We continue to see the ferocity of bushfires, so we are preparing by ensuring Victorian students living in bushfire risk areas are safer at school through these maintenance upgrades.” “These upgrades will make sure the shelters at 81 school campuses in fire risk zones are even safer.” Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett: “These upgrades will make sure the shelters at schools in East Gippsland in fire risk zones are even safer, and that students have access to the first-rate facilities they deserve.”

UPGRADING SCHOOL FIRE SHELTERS IN EAST GIPPSLAND

Students in bushfire-prone areas will be safer, with the Andrews Labor Government making sure schools in fire danger areas are better prepared for bushfires. Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett announced that 6 schools in East Gippsland will be among 81 school campuses across the state to share in an extra $8.84 million under the Planned Maintenance Program for their ‘Shelter-in-Place’ building. The Planned Maintenance Program provides targeted funding for vital maintenance works based on need. Funding is allocated based on the outcomes of a facilities evaluation that occurs at each school every five years. School Shelter-in-Place buildings are ember-resistant shelters that serve as temporary shelter for staff and students during a bushfire until emergency services arrive, or as a shelter of last resort if there is insufficient time to evacuate. The funding is in addition to the Bushfire Risk and Readiness Program, which has already funded essential maintenance of school bushfire shelter buildings so that 356 schools on the Bushfire at Risk Register met the required standard. This work will improve the standard further and includes a range of activities such as removing combustible materials on the building, covering openings in walls and roof penetrations, and reinforcing skylights. Schools will be contacted in coming weeks, with works commencing as soon as possible thereafter. Schools receiving funding are on the Bushfire at Risk Register and are in areas that are at the highest risk of fire danger within bushfire-prone areas. The last five State Budgets have allocated more than $6.1 billion to school facilities to ensure the right school infrastructure is in place to meet teacher, student and school community needs. Quote attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino: “We continue to see the ferocity of bushfires, so we are preparing by ensuring Victorian students living in bushfire risk areas are safer at school through these maintenance upgrades.” “These upgrades will make sure the shelters at 81 school campuses in fire risk zones are even safer.” Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett: “These upgrades will make sure the shelters at schools in East Gippsland in fire risk zones are even safer, and that students have access to the first-rate facilities they deserve.”

UPGRADING SCHOOL FIRE SHELTERS IN SOUTH GIPPSLAND

Students in bushfire-prone areas will be safer, with the Andrews Labor Government making sure schools in fire danger areas are better prepared for bushfires. Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett announced that 2 schools in South Gippsland will be among 81 school campuses across the state to share in an extra $8.84 million under the Planned Maintenance Program for their ‘Shelter-in-Place’ building. The Planned Maintenance Program provides targeted funding for vital maintenance works based on need. Funding is allocated based on the outcomes of a facilities evaluation that occurs at each school every five years. School Shelter-in-Place buildings are ember-resistant shelters that serve as temporary shelter for staff and students during a bushfire until emergency services arrive, or as a shelter of last resort if there is insufficient time to evacuate. The funding is in addition to the Bushfire Risk and Readiness Program, which has already funded essential maintenance of school bushfire shelter buildings so that 356 schools on the Bushfire at Risk Register met the required standard. This work will improve the standard further and includes a range of activities such as removing combustible materials on the building, covering openings in walls and roof penetrations, and reinforcing skylights. Schools will be contacted in coming weeks, with works commencing as soon as possible thereafter. Schools receiving funding are on the Bushfire at Risk Register and are in areas that are at the highest risk of fire danger within bushfire-prone areas. The last five State Budgets have allocated more than $6.1 billion to school facilities to ensure the right school infrastructure is in place to meet teacher, student and school community needs. Quote attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino: “We continue to see the ferocity of bushfires, so we are preparing by ensuring Victorian students living in bushfire risk areas are safer at school through these maintenance upgrades.” “These upgrades will make sure the shelters at 81 school campuses in fire risk zones are even safer.” Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett: “These upgrades will make sure the shelters at schools in South Gippsland in fire risk zones are even safer, and that students have access to the first-rate facilities they deserve.”

UPGRADING SCHOOL FIRE SHELTERS IN SOUTH GIPPSLAND

Students in bushfire-prone areas will be safer, with the Andrews Labor Government making sure schools in fire danger areas are better prepared for bushfires. Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett announced that 2 schools in South Gippsland will be among 81 school campuses across the state to share in an extra $8.84 million under the Planned Maintenance Program for their ‘Shelter-in-Place’ building. The Planned Maintenance Program provides targeted funding for vital maintenance works based on need. Funding is allocated based on the outcomes of a facilities evaluation that occurs at each school every five years. School Shelter-in-Place buildings are ember-resistant shelters that serve as temporary shelter for staff and students during a bushfire until emergency services arrive, or as a shelter of last resort if there is insufficient time to evacuate. The funding is in addition to the Bushfire Risk and Readiness Program, which has already funded essential maintenance of school bushfire shelter buildings so that 356 schools on the Bushfire at Risk Register met the required standard. This work will improve the standard further and includes a range of activities such as removing combustible materials on the building, covering openings in walls and roof penetrations, and reinforcing skylights. Schools will be contacted in coming weeks, with works commencing as soon as possible thereafter. Schools receiving funding are on the Bushfire at Risk Register and are in areas that are at the highest risk of fire danger within bushfire-prone areas. The last five State Budgets have allocated more than $6.1 billion to school facilities to ensure the right school infrastructure is in place to meet teacher, student and school community needs. Quote attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino: “We continue to see the ferocity of bushfires, so we are preparing by ensuring Victorian students living in bushfire risk areas are safer at school through these maintenance upgrades.” “These upgrades will make sure the shelters at 81 school campuses in fire risk zones are even safer.” Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett: “These upgrades will make sure the shelters at schools in South Gippsland in fire risk zones are even safer, and that students have access to the first-rate facilities they deserve.”

UPGRADING SCHOOL FIRE SHELTERS IN HASTINGS & MORNINGTON

Students in bushfire-prone areas will be safer, with the Andrews Labor Government making sure schools in fire danger areas are better prepared for bushfires. Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett announced that 4 schools in the Hastings & Mornington areas will be among 81 school campuses across the state to share in an extra $8.84 million under the Planned Maintenance Program for their ‘Shelter-in-Place’ building. The Planned Maintenance Program provides targeted funding for vital maintenance works based on need. Funding is allocated based on the outcomes of a facilities evaluation that occurs at each school every five years. School Shelter-in-Place buildings are ember-resistant shelters that serve as temporary shelter for staff and students during a bushfire until emergency services arrive, or as a shelter of last resort if there is insufficient time to evacuate. The funding is in addition to the Bushfire Risk and Readiness Program, which has already funded essential maintenance of school bushfire shelter buildings so that 356 schools on the Bushfire at Risk Register met the required standard. This work will improve the standard further and includes a range of activities such as removing combustible materials on the building, covering openings in walls and roof penetrations, and reinforcing skylights. Schools will be contacted in coming weeks, with works commencing as soon as possible thereafter. Schools receiving funding are on the Bushfire at Risk Register and are in areas that are at the highest risk of fire danger within bushfire-prone areas. The last five State Budgets have allocated more than $6.1 billion to school facilities to ensure the right school infrastructure is in place to meet teacher, student and school community needs. Quote attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino: “We continue to see the ferocity of bushfires, so we are preparing by ensuring Victorian students living in bushfire risk areas are safer at school through these maintenance upgrades.” “These upgrades will make sure the shelters at 81 school campuses in fire risk zones are even safer.” Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett: “These upgrades will make sure the shelters at schools in Hastings & Mornington in fire risk zones are even safer, and that students have access to the first-rate facilities they deserve.”

UPGRADING SCHOOL FIRE SHELTERS IN HASTINGS & MORNINGTON

Students in bushfire-prone areas will be safer, with the Andrews Labor Government making sure schools in fire danger areas are better prepared for bushfires. Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett announced that 4 schools in the Hastings & Mornington areas will be among 81 school campuses across the state to share in an extra $8.84 million under the Planned Maintenance Program for their ‘Shelter-in-Place’ building. The Planned Maintenance Program provides targeted funding for vital maintenance works based on need. Funding is allocated based on the outcomes of a facilities evaluation that occurs at each school every five years. School Shelter-in-Place buildings are ember-resistant shelters that serve as temporary shelter for staff and students during a bushfire until emergency services arrive, or as a shelter of last resort if there is insufficient time to evacuate. The funding is in addition to the Bushfire Risk and Readiness Program, which has already funded essential maintenance of school bushfire shelter buildings so that 356 schools on the Bushfire at Risk Register met the required standard. This work will improve the standard further and includes a range of activities such as removing combustible materials on the building, covering openings in walls and roof penetrations, and reinforcing skylights. Schools will be contacted in coming weeks, with works commencing as soon as possible thereafter. Schools receiving funding are on the Bushfire at Risk Register and are in areas that are at the highest risk of fire danger within bushfire-prone areas. The last five State Budgets have allocated more than $6.1 billion to school facilities to ensure the right school infrastructure is in place to meet teacher, student and school community needs. Quote attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino: “We continue to see the ferocity of bushfires, so we are preparing by ensuring Victorian students living in bushfire risk areas are safer at school through these maintenance upgrades.” “These upgrades will make sure the shelters at 81 school campuses in fire risk zones are even safer.” Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett: “These upgrades will make sure the shelters at schools in Hastings & Mornington in fire risk zones are even safer, and that students have access to the first-rate facilities they deserve.”

 

MORE SHADE TO PROTECT THE HASTINGS & MORNINGTON COMMUNITY FROM SKIN CANCER

More of the Hastings and Mornington community will be protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government installing more sunshades in public areas and sports clubs. Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett announced the 2 community organisations, 1 in Hastings and 1 in Mornington who will receive a share in almost $1 million from the fourth round of the Community Shade Grants Program. The grants are available for community groups to construct new shade structures, purchase portable shade, plant natural shade, repair an existing shade, purchase sun protective items or any combination of the five. Crib Point Preschool will receive funding for new permanent shade and to repair/replace of existing shades. Leslie Moorhead Pre-School Centre will be receiving funding for new protective items. When used alongside other sun protection measures such as sunscreen and clothing, shade structures are the best defense and can reduce overall exposure to UV radiation by up to 75 per cent. Through this program the Labor Government is supporting locals to keep active and enjoy the outdoors, while also helping them to be sun smart and prevent skin cancer. Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world, with two in three people diagnosed by the age of 70. In 2017, 270 Victorians died from melanoma and almost 3,000 people were diagnosed with invasive melanomas – making it the fourth most common cancer across the state. The five-year survival rate for Victorians diagnosed with invasive melanoma was at 90 per cent in 2013-16. The Labor Government has provided a $10 million boost for the program in the Victorian Budget 2019/20 -paving the way for more schools and community groups to install shade over the next four years. This initiative is part of the Labor Government’s election commitment to provide $15.1 million over four years in SunSmart programs. It forms part of the Labor Government’s ambitious Victorian Cancer Plan 2016-20 which sets out a target of saving 10,000 lives from cancer over a decade. Quote attributable to Member for Easter Victoria, Jane Garrett “We know how much Australians love the outdoors. These grants mean that locals can still enjoy great parks, sports fields and playgrounds while staying SunSmart.” “Skin cancer is one of the most prevalent forms of cancer in Australia. That’s why this program is so important to the Hastings and Mornington community.”

MORE SHADE TO PROTECT THE HASTINGS & MORNINGTON COMMUNITY FROM SKIN CANCER

More of the Hastings and Mornington community will be protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government installing more sunshades in public areas and sports clubs. Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett announced the 2 community organisations, 1 in Hastings and 1 in Mornington who will receive a share in almost $1 million from the fourth round of the Community Shade Grants Program. The grants are available for community groups to construct new shade structures, purchase portable shade, plant natural shade, repair an existing shade, purchase sun protective items or any combination of the five. Crib Point Preschool will receive funding for new permanent shade and to repair/replace of existing shades. Leslie Moorhead Pre-School Centre will be receiving funding for new protective items. When used alongside other sun protection measures such as sunscreen and clothing, shade structures are the best defense and can reduce overall exposure to UV radiation by up to 75 per cent. Through this program the Labor Government is supporting locals to keep active and enjoy the outdoors, while also helping them to be sun smart and prevent skin cancer. Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world, with two in three people diagnosed by the age of 70. In 2017, 270 Victorians died from melanoma and almost 3,000 people were diagnosed with invasive melanomas – making it the fourth most common cancer across the state. The five-year survival rate for Victorians diagnosed with invasive melanoma was at 90 per cent in 2013-16. The Labor Government has provided a $10 million boost for the program in the Victorian Budget 2019/20 -paving the way for more schools and community groups to install shade over the next four years. This initiative is part of the Labor Government’s election commitment to provide $15.1 million over four years in SunSmart programs. It forms part of the Labor Government’s ambitious Victorian Cancer Plan 2016-20 which sets out a target of saving 10,000 lives from cancer over a decade. Quote attributable to Member for Easter Victoria, Jane Garrett “We know how much Australians love the outdoors. These grants mean that locals can still enjoy great parks, sports fields and playgrounds while staying SunSmart.” “Skin cancer is one of the most prevalent forms of cancer in Australia. That’s why this program is so important to the Hastings and Mornington community.”

KORUMBURRA COMMUNITY HUB GETS LIBRARY FUNDING

Library services at the new Korumburra Community Hub are getting a boost, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Living Libraries Infrastructure Program. The Labor Government is delivering $750,000 in funding to incorporate new library services into the South Gippsland Shire Council’s Community Hub project. Funding will see the Korumburra Library relocate from its current site, now earmarked for a supermarket, into the Community Hub to be constructed at 4 Victoria Street. As well as housing the library, the Community Hub will be a new home for the Milpara Community House, Senior Citizens services, Rotary Club Art Collections, exhibition spaces and the Korumburra Historical Society. The Living Libraries Infrastructure Program helps local councils and regional library corporations renew, redesign or rebuild existing libraries, ensuring all Victorians can enjoy and benefit from what libraries offer. In this year’s round of funding $4.1 million has been allocated to 12 different projects, including the Korumburra relocation. More than nine million different items are borrowed from Victorian libraries every year and they provide a vital service for communities across the State. In August the Government announced $44.7 million in funding to support public libraries across Victoria to buy new books and e-resources and deliver programs including story time for children and outreach services. Public libraries also benefit from the Premiers’ Reading Challenge Book Fund, which provides an annual allocation for books and materials to support the Premiers’ Reading Challenge. More information on the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program is available at localgovernment.vic.gov.au/grants. Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett “Libraries foster lifelong learning and bring communities together – it makes sense for the Korumburra Library to relocate to the new Community Hub, which is going to be a fantastic focal point for the town.” Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek “Libraries are about so much more than books – they strengthen and provide vital services to Victorian communities.” “We are working with Councils to improve libraries right across Victoria so they can better meet the needs of their communities.”

KORUMBURRA COMMUNITY HUB GETS LIBRARY FUNDING

Library services at the new Korumburra Community Hub are getting a boost, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Living Libraries Infrastructure Program. The Labor Government is delivering $750,000 in funding to incorporate new library services into the South Gippsland Shire Council’s Community Hub project. Funding will see the Korumburra Library relocate from its current site, now earmarked for a supermarket, into the Community Hub to be constructed at 4 Victoria Street. As well as housing the library, the Community Hub will be a new home for the Milpara Community House, Senior Citizens services, Rotary Club Art Collections, exhibition spaces and the Korumburra Historical Society. The Living Libraries Infrastructure Program helps local councils and regional library corporations renew, redesign or rebuild existing libraries, ensuring all Victorians can enjoy and benefit from what libraries offer. In this year’s round of funding $4.1 million has been allocated to 12 different projects, including the Korumburra relocation. More than nine million different items are borrowed from Victorian libraries every year and they provide a vital service for communities across the State. In August the Government announced $44.7 million in funding to support public libraries across Victoria to buy new books and e-resources and deliver programs including story time for children and outreach services. Public libraries also benefit from the Premiers’ Reading Challenge Book Fund, which provides an annual allocation for books and materials to support the Premiers’ Reading Challenge. More information on the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program is available at localgovernment.vic.gov.au/grants. Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett “Libraries foster lifelong learning and bring communities together – it makes sense for the Korumburra Library to relocate to the new Community Hub, which is going to be a fantastic focal point for the town.” Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek “Libraries are about so much more than books – they strengthen and provide vital services to Victorian communities.” “We are working with Councils to improve libraries right across Victoria so they can better meet the needs of their communities.”

GRANTS PROVIDED TO EAST GIPPSLAND CFA

The Andrews Labor Government has awarded new equipment to CFA stations across East Gippsland as part of a state-wide investment in new emergency services equipment. Minister for Emergency Services Lisa Neville has announced 294 new grants totalling more than $13.75 million as part of the 2019–20 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP). Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett has thanked all CFA volunteers for their ongoing dedication and support to the community and said the grants will make it easier for them to continue their great work. The program funds operational equipment, in addition to vehicles, trucks, tankers, watercraft, trailers and minor facility upgrades. See the list below of CFA stations who have received the grant and what they will be using it for. Avon CFA – Light Tanker Bairnsdale CFA – Supply & install electric gate Bendoc CFA – Heat strip outdoor portable heater & timer Briagolong CFA – Cabinetry in Communications room Bruthen CFA – Thermal imaging camera Dargo CFA – Patio area & shade sail District 11 Headquarters CFA – Reversing camera & Defibrillator Ensay CFA – Ride on mower Glenmaggie CFA – Shelving Johnsonville CFA – Colorbond shed Lakes Entrance CFA – Multipurpose vehicle Munro CFA – Chainsaw chaps & helmets Riverslea CFA – Field Command Vehicle Tarra CFA – Field Command Vehicle Wairewa CFA – Fire station extension Under the VESEP, the Government matches every $1 paid by volunteer groups with a $2 cocontribution. The grants are open to organisations across the state, including the Country Fire Authority, Life Saving Victoria, Victoria State Emergency Service, Marine Search and Rescue units and other volunteer emergency services agencies. Government contributions for this year include just over $10 million for volunteer CFA brigades and $2.36 million for SES units. Marine Search and Rescue units will receive $289,259, along with a $791,008 contribution to Life Saving Victoria clubs. For more information about the VESEP, visit the Emergency Management Victoria website – emv.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett “The volunteers in East Gippsland make a vital contribution to our emergency services, responding to many incidents every year.” “Through the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment program, the we’re providing our brigades, clubs and units with the essential equipment they need to carry out their work.” “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.”

GRANTS PROVIDED TO EAST GIPPSLAND CFA

The Andrews Labor Government has awarded new equipment to CFA stations across East Gippsland as part of a state-wide investment in new emergency services equipment. Minister for Emergency Services Lisa Neville has announced 294 new grants totalling more than $13.75 million as part of the 2019–20 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP). Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett has thanked all CFA volunteers for their ongoing dedication and support to the community and said the grants will make it easier for them to continue their great work. The program funds operational equipment, in addition to vehicles, trucks, tankers, watercraft, trailers and minor facility upgrades. See the list below of CFA stations who have received the grant and what they will be using it for. Avon CFA – Light Tanker Bairnsdale CFA – Supply & install electric gate Bendoc CFA – Heat strip outdoor portable heater & timer Briagolong CFA – Cabinetry in Communications room Bruthen CFA – Thermal imaging camera Dargo CFA – Patio area & shade sail District 11 Headquarters CFA – Reversing camera & Defibrillator Ensay CFA – Ride on mower Glenmaggie CFA – Shelving Johnsonville CFA – Colorbond shed Lakes Entrance CFA – Multipurpose vehicle Munro CFA – Chainsaw chaps & helmets Riverslea CFA – Field Command Vehicle Tarra CFA – Field Command Vehicle Wairewa CFA – Fire station extension Under the VESEP, the Government matches every $1 paid by volunteer groups with a $2 cocontribution. The grants are open to organisations across the state, including the Country Fire Authority, Life Saving Victoria, Victoria State Emergency Service, Marine Search and Rescue units and other volunteer emergency services agencies. Government contributions for this year include just over $10 million for volunteer CFA brigades and $2.36 million for SES units. Marine Search and Rescue units will receive $289,259, along with a $791,008 contribution to Life Saving Victoria clubs. For more information about the VESEP, visit the Emergency Management Victoria website – emv.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett “The volunteers in East Gippsland make a vital contribution to our emergency services, responding to many incidents every year.” “Through the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment program, the we’re providing our brigades, clubs and units with the essential equipment they need to carry out their work.” “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.”

GRANTS PROVIDED TO SOUTH GIPPSLAND CFA

The Andrews Labor Government has awarded new equipment to CFA stations across South Gippsland as part of a state-wide investment in new emergency services equipment. Minister for Emergency Services Lisa Neville has announced 294 new grants totalling more than $13.75 million as part of the 2019–20 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP). Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett has thanked all CFA volunteers for their ongoing dedication and support to the community and said the grants will make it easier for them to continue their great work. The program funds operational equipment, in addition to vehicles, trucks, tankers, watercraft, trailers and minor facility upgrades. See the list below of CFA stations who have received the grant and what they will be using it for. Devon North CFA – Installation or strip heaters Dumbalk CFA – Motor room door Korumburra CFA – Motor room door Meeniyan & Stony Creek CFA – Ultra light Tanker Mirboo North CFA – Thermal imaging camera Poowong CFA – Ultra light Tanker Stradbroke CFA – Chainsaw & PPC Under the VESEP, the Government matches every $1 paid by volunteer groups with a $2 cocontribution. The grants are open to organisations across the state, including the Country Fire Authority, Life Saving Victoria, Victoria State Emergency Service, Marine Search and Rescue units and other volunteer emergency services agencies. Government contributions for this year include just over $10 million for volunteer CFA brigades and $2.36 million for SES units. Marine Search and Rescue units will receive $289,259, along with a $791,008 contribution to Life Saving Victoria clubs. For more information about the VESEP, visit the Emergency Management Victoria website – emv.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett “The volunteers in South Gippsland make a vital contribution to our emergency services, responding to many incidents every year.” “Through the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment program, the we’re providing our brigades, clubs and units with the essential equipment they need to carry out their work.” “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.”

GRANTS PROVIDED TO SOUTH GIPPSLAND CFA

The Andrews Labor Government has awarded new equipment to CFA stations across South Gippsland as part of a state-wide investment in new emergency services equipment. Minister for Emergency Services Lisa Neville has announced 294 new grants totalling more than $13.75 million as part of the 2019–20 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP). Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett has thanked all CFA volunteers for their ongoing dedication and support to the community and said the grants will make it easier for them to continue their great work. The program funds operational equipment, in addition to vehicles, trucks, tankers, watercraft, trailers and minor facility upgrades. See the list below of CFA stations who have received the grant and what they will be using it for. Devon North CFA – Installation or strip heaters Dumbalk CFA – Motor room door Korumburra CFA – Motor room door Meeniyan & Stony Creek CFA – Ultra light Tanker Mirboo North CFA – Thermal imaging camera Poowong CFA – Ultra light Tanker Stradbroke CFA – Chainsaw & PPC Under the VESEP, the Government matches every $1 paid by volunteer groups with a $2 cocontribution. The grants are open to organisations across the state, including the Country Fire Authority, Life Saving Victoria, Victoria State Emergency Service, Marine Search and Rescue units and other volunteer emergency services agencies. Government contributions for this year include just over $10 million for volunteer CFA brigades and $2.36 million for SES units. Marine Search and Rescue units will receive $289,259, along with a $791,008 contribution to Life Saving Victoria clubs. For more information about the VESEP, visit the Emergency Management Victoria website – emv.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett “The volunteers in South Gippsland make a vital contribution to our emergency services, responding to many incidents every year.” “Through the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment program, the we’re providing our brigades, clubs and units with the essential equipment they need to carry out their work.” “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.”