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Mallee Airbase Ready For Fire Season

07 November 2016

The refurbishment of the airbase at Linga in the Victorian Mallee has been completed, supporting firefighting efforts across the region.

The Andrews Labor Government funded the $1.7 million refurbishment of the airbase to help reduce the risk of bushfires across Victoria’s north-west.

The airbase is strategically located to service the region between Murray Sunset National Park and Wyperfeld National Park, within easy reach of the Big Desert State Forest.

The airbase now has an increased capacity to load fire retardants and fuel into aircraft. It can also store more than 250,000 litres of water and provides improved facilities for our fire crews, including showers and resting quarters.

For more information on how Forest Fire Management Victoria crews work with the community to reduce the risk of bushfire go to www.delwp.vic.gov.au/safer-togetherExternal Link

Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio

“We’re giving our firefighters across the Mallee the resources they need to protect communities in the north-west.”

“This $1.7 million investment adds to the state-wide network of airbases that are strategically located across Victoria to support fire crews on the ground.”

Quote attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Steve Herbert

“The upgraded base is part of what we do to reduce the bushfire risk to the Mallee community and the environment.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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