Echuca SES and three district fire brigades have received funds to help with upgrades.July 21, 2014 3:23am
District emergency services groups have received a significant funding boost from the Victorian Government.
Echuca SES and Bamawm Extension, Cohuna and Rochester fire brigades have all benefited.
Bamawm Extension captain George Calleja was ecstatic at news his brigade would be allocated $23,467 for extensions to its fire station.
‘‘It’s great there are grants for fire brigades to be able to do these kinds of things,’’ he said.
Mr Calleja had been concerned the brigade may not be able to adequately react to a situation which might happen in its 12km service area.
He said the money would help create a command centre at the facility on West School Rd, which only has a small meeting room and station room to park the fire trucks.
The brigade applied for the grant in March and were informed of the funding on Friday.
Mr Calleja said the brigade would continue to fundraise to reach its $35,200 target.
Echuca SES deputy controller Bob Callander said $38,669 would enable the crew to move on to stage two of moving into its new premises in the emergency services precinct.
This will include fitting out the kitchen, creating a reception area, installing heating and cooling and fitting out storerooms and changing areas for volunteers.
‘‘The funding will also pay for the comms room to be complete,’’ Mr Callander said.
‘‘It will make the house a home — so to speak.
‘‘The funds will enable us to complete the building, to a level that will allow us to better serve the community of Echuca.’’
Member for Rodney Paul Weller said the government had always given emergency response volunteers high priority.
‘‘I congratulate every member of successful CFA and SES agencies for their commitment to community protection,’’ he said.
Cohuna Fire Brigade received $2795 for a stabfast stabilisation system and Rochester Fire Brigade will receive $45,463 for a field command vehicle.
Milk processor Murray Goulburn has recorded a net profit after tax of $40 million for the last financial year.
The first preliminary final on Saturday saw the Tungamah seniors start their campaign against Waaia at the Rennie Recreation Reserve.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
THE Riverine Herald’s echucamoama magazine has been named Victorian Country Press Association open section magazine of the year.
THE best thing about memories is making them.
LEGACY Week starts next week across Australia and Kyabram Legatee volunteers will be out across the district selling merchandise to raise funds for the families of servicemen who have died.
Avenel win over Nagambie to take top spot
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
MAYBE you’re on a trip to Melbourne, your taste buds are feeling adventurous or you just want to “shoot the breeze”.
The preparations for the 10th Cobram Swap Meet have been given a boost with a brand new line marker. The Rotary Club of Cobram, which organise the swap meet, applied for a volunteer grant from the Federal Government, from which it received $4600.
Deni’s Debutante Ball gurus Vicki Ackers and Deb O’Connor love working with youth.
Tuesday, August 16
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.