Seymour aged-care facility gets a new generator.April 17, 2014 3:12am
Karingal Seymour chief executive Judy Dahlke, president Bill Melbourne, resident Beryl Larkin and State member for Seymour Cindy McLeish with the new generator.
Power cuts at Karingal Seymour used to be cause for concern — but no more.
The aged-care facility can now get through the loss of electricity thanks to a new Welling and Crossley 400
It came courtesy of the Local Infrastructure Assistance Fund, a Victorian Government program to install back-up power generators to residential care facilities, making sure the most vulnerable have access to reliable power supplies on Total Fire Ban days.
Facilities eligible for funding include those which care for people who are critically dependent upon electricity to maintain their health and wellbeing.
Karingal Seymour’s 60 aged residents are now assured of uninterrupted power supply throughout the year.
Karingal president Bill Melbourne thanked State Member for Seymour Cindy McLeish and the Victorian Government for the generator.
‘‘This just makes it so safe for people,’’ he said.
‘‘When the power went off (at the old Karingal building) there was nothing we could do really.’’
Ms McLeish said the generators were being installed in bushfire-prone regions, as per the recommendation of the Royal Commission into the 2009 fires.
Areas prioritised for initial rollout were those where changes are made to powerline safety settings on Total Fire Ban and Code Red days in summer to minimise the risk of bushfire.
Once these areas have been done, the program is expected to be rolled out across the state.
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