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From the Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Kim Wells



The Hon Kim Wells MP


Saturday, 01 November 2014

This is Labor playing catch up on law and order. The Napthine Government's track record on law and order is proven and unparalleled.

An additional 35 towns will now have access to emergency radio broadcasting through the expansion of Victoria's emergency broadcasting network Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells announced today.

 

In an Australian first, the Napthine Government today announced it will partner with online booking company Airbnb to strengthen short-term accommodation arrangements for people forced to flee from significant emergencies including fire and flood.

A $246,000 CFA station has today officially opened in Traynors Lagoon, boosting emergency response capabilities in Victoria's west.

Firefighting capabilities in Victoria's west have been boosted with the opening of the upgraded $295,000 CFA station in Kooreh.

Commonwealth Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister for Bushfire Response Kim Wells today announced that further disaster assistance was being provided in three Victorian local government areas for the bushfires that occurred in February 2014.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells today turned the first sod at the site of the new $1.6 million co-located community fire refuge and CFA station in Millgrove.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells today returned to meet with fire affected communities in East Gippsland, to discuss findings and recommendations of the 2013-14 Fire Season Compliance Report by the Inspector-General for Emergency Management, Tony Pearce.

The Napthine Government has released Victoria's 2025 technology vision that will shape the future direction of emergency management operational communications.

Labor's plan to replace police radios in regional Victoria is further proof of what an economic disaster Daniel Andrews would be for Victoria.

Emergency response capabilities have been boosted in Melbourne's north-east with upgrades at Research and Kangaroo Ground CFA brigades officially opened today..

The Napthine Government has continued its crackdown on motorists who get behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs.

Clematis CFA today welcomed news that a re-elected Napthine Government will deliver almost $1.25 million for a station re-build and new tanker to better protect the local community.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells today released the 2013-14 Fire Season Compliance Report, by Inspector-General for Emergency Management, Tony Pearce. 

A new $2.5 million CFA station in Bayswater will be built under a re-elected Napthine Government, Minister for Police and Emergency Services Kim Wells announced tonight.

A new plan aimed at further reducing road trauma will help make Victorian country roads some of the safest in the country.

Police officers who have died in the line of duty have been honoured today, in Victoria and across the nation.

Following a successful pilot program, Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells today announced an increased planned burning program between CFA and the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI).

Commonwealth Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Victorian Minister for Police and Emergency Services Kim Wells today announced that disaster assistance has been activated in six Victorian local government areas following the storms and flooding between 8 and 10 September 2014.

Fire services personnel in the Southern Metropolitan region have a new headquarters and multi-agency facility with the official opening of the $5 million CFA District 8 Headquarters and Southern Metropolitan Region Emergency Management Complex in Dandenong South.