NSW SES LISMORE UNIT RECEIVES $5,000 BOOST FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE
New South Wales State Emergency Service (NSW SES) Lismore Unit has been given a financial boost with a $5,000 NSW Government discretionary grant.
Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott handed over the funds today to local volunteers from NSW SES Lismore Unit at a special ceremony.
In handing over the grant, Mr Elliott recognised the outstanding work of the NSW SES Lismore volunteers, particularly in the wake of the recent East Coast Low which affected parts of Lismore.
“This is one of many initiatives the NSW Government is investing in to ensure our NSW SES volunteers can keep up with the tremendous work that they do, as we witnessed recently with the East Coast Low which impacted Lismore.
“Whether it’s responding to floods, storms or any other emergency, the community can be assured that their NSW SES volunteers are the best equipped to help them in times of crisis,” Mr Elliott said.
Member for Lismore Thomas George praised the local SES workers for their hard work and dedication and is pleased this funding will assist them to continue the vital role they play in our local community.
“The North Coast and Lismore is known for its flood, but every time we can be rest assured the SES and emergency service workers are working tirelessly to ensure we are safe and prepared for whatever comes our way,” Mr George said.
NSW SES Richmond Tweed Region Controller Andrew McPhee said the grant money will help the volunteers in carrying out important emergency response work.
“These funds will allow for infrastructure improvements of the Unit’s facilities through the purchase of an automated roller door system, which will provide enhanced access capability to the Units response vehicles.
“NSW SES Lismore Unit volunteers are highly skilled and trained professionals who have responded to 377 emergency tasks over the past year as well as being actively involved in their local community,” he said.