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Thursday, 23 November 2017


Volunteers at the Golden Square Fire Brigade are receiving a welcome funding boost, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards today announced that the Golden Square Fire Brigade will be receiving $155,460 for a new Salvage Vehicle.

Emergency services volunteers across the state will share in $13 million in grants to help them keep Victorian communities safe.

The program funds operational equipment, including vehicles, trucks, tankers, watercraft, trailers and minor facility upgrades.

Across Victoria the grants package assists all our emergency services volunteer organisations, including:

  • $9.55 million for volunteer CFA brigades
  • $2.05 million for SES units
  • More than $750,000 for Life Saving Victoria clubs
  • More than $320,000 for the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association
  • Almost $290,000 for other volunteer organisations
  • Almost $50,000 to cover additional costs incurred by volunteers.

The Labor Government is also allocating almost $2.5 million in state-wide initiatives. For more information about the grants, visit the Emergency Management Victoria website:

Quote attributable to Maree Edwards, Member for Bendigo West

“CFA Volunteers across our district do an incredible job keeping the local community safe and they deserve nothing but the best equipment.”

“This funding boost will help the Golden Square brigade to replace their 23 year old Salvage Vehicle”

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