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From the Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Kim Wells



The Hon Kim Wells MP


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.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells has congratulated the Victorian winners in a national awards program that recognises innovation in emergency management and community safety.

Victorian motorists will soon have free online access to photographic images taken by road safety cameras during infringement offences.

Victorian fire agencies are preparing for a challenging fire season with multi-agency briefings and exercises starting across Victoria from today.

A program created and led by Life Saving Victoria (LSV) and teams of skilled volunteer lifesavers is helping to build life saving capacity and prevent drowning deaths in Sri Lanka. 
 
Motorists have been given a sombre warning to slow down and be patient on Victorian roads with the road toll now standing at 14 more than at the same time last year.
 
A new $760,000 upgrade to Nillumbik SES will boost emergency response capabilities in Melbourne’s outer east, Minister for Police and Emergency Services Kim Wells announced today. 
 
Victorian firefighters and expert personnel have commenced their return home after assisting in recent Canadian fires, Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells has announced. 
 
A key initiative in the Victorian Coalition’s whole-of-government’s approach to tackling the drug problem will see new drug detecting dogs deployed to stop ice and other drugs from hitting the streets.
 
Motorists who play Russian roulette with their lives – and the lives of others – by driving under the influence of drugs like ice will be caught, with roadside drug testing of more Victorian drivers extended into regional Victoria.
 
Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response, Kim Wells today welcomed 25 new career firefighters to the ranks of the CFA. 
 
Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells today released the Napthine Government’s response to the final annual report by Bushfires Royal Commission Implementation Monitor (BRCIM), Neil Comrie AO APM.
 
Nine members have been appointed to the Country Fire Authority board, forming part of significant reforms that will strengthen, modernise and broaden the CFA’s emergency management arrangements. 
 
An extra 1,700 police officers on the beat under the Napthine Government means more criminals are being arrested, leading to a safer Victoria.
 
The people of the Bellarine Peninsula will have the opportunity to have their say under an important law and order plan revealed by the Napthine Government.
 

New laws will see the Napthine Government's 'all-hazards' approach to emergency risk management expanded to incorporate critical infrastructure, Minister for Police and Emergency Services Kim Wells announced today.

Convicted sex offenders could be charged with a raft of new offences under laws that have been strengthened by the Napthine Government.

Victoria's road safety camera network has been deemed 'first class' by the Road Safety Camera Commissioner.

As Melbourne's outer suburbs grow, the Napthine Government is investing strongly in providing the police officers, stations and facilities our expanding metropolitan area needs.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells has tonight commended CFA volunteers in the West Gippsland region for their community service.