Wednesday February 3, 2016
A new Rural Fire Service (RFS) fire truck and renovated training rooms will be delivered as part of Mulgoa’s share of $809,795 in bushfire protection for the community.
The local investment is part of a wider $314.6 million allocated to the Rural Firefighting Fund in the NSW Government’s 2015/16 budget.
Minister for Emergency Services David Elliot MP joined Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies MP in visiting Cumberland and Wallacia RFS Stations to meet the crews and discuss the impact of this funding.
Tanya Davies MP said this investment is critical to local RFS firefighters and will play a key role in keeping residents safe.
“The devastating effects of bushfires are never far from our minds, particularly in the summer. It’s great to see that local RFS brigades will benefit from this funding and support their efforts in keeping our community safe,” Tanya Davies said.
These new facilities will allow volunteers to continue to be supported with the latest technology and equipment whilst they assist their local community in times of need.
This investment in the Cumberland Zone is not only a boost to the local brigades but also the local community.
“We will also continue to work with councils to develop local projects throughout the Cumberland area,” Tanya Davies MP said.