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Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Jennifer Whitney said she is pleased to announce thatCannonvale State Emergency Service (SES) will receive $16,280 in the 2014-15 financial year to improve safety at the SES shed.
Mayor Whitney said this funding will be welcomed by the SES volunteers who generously give up their time to help the Whitsunday community.
“The funding will enhance the safety of the Cannonvale SES shed by improving the stairwell to the mezzanine level and installing hand rails,” she said.
“The SES volunteers will also benefit from this funding which will go towards completing an air-conditioned kitchenette and giving the shed a new coat of paint, which will improve the sheds safeworking order, so these volunteers can continue to deliver for the community.
“The local SES volunteers do a fantastic job helping to keep our local community safe, especially in disaster events.
“Already this year we’ve seen two disaster events in the Whitsunday region where the SES haveprovided invaluable time and energy alerting the public to potential threats and responding to calls for assistance.
“It’s great the state and local governments can give back to these volunteers by improving theirSES shed, it is an acknowledgement of the important role the SES plays in disaster andemergency management in the Whitsunday community.
“The SES Non-Recurrent Subsidy Program is funded 75% by the Queensland Government($12,210) and 25% by the Whitsunday Regional Council ($4,070), this funding has been allocated for the 2014-15 financial year,” she said.
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