The community of Woomelang is better equipped to respond to emergencies with the official opening of a new joint CFA and SES facility in Berriwillock-Sea Lake Road today.
Minister for Emergency Services Jane Garrett said the new $840,000 facility would help strengthen working relationships across emergency service agencies and allow for joint training.
The new emergency service facility has a four-bay engine room, CFA and SES office spaces, breathing apparatus room and a well-appointed kitchen.
It also includes a large meeting and training room, which is available for a wide range of community functions.
The new emergency service facility is a home for many of the local volunteers who are members of both the CFA and SES.
The Woomelang CFA and SES have been co-located for more than 15 years and this new facility means both groups can work together more effectively to protect their community.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Emergency Services Jane Garrett
“This new joint CFA and SES facility will help our agencies work better together to make the Woomelang community safer.
“Volunteers from both the CFA and SES will be better equipped to respond to emergencies in the Southern Mallee region.”
“Victoria’s emergency services do an incredible job to protect communities across the state. The Andrews Labor Government is committed to providing practical support to those on the front line.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020