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SES welcomes VESEP grants

Published 10/08/2012

Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers will receive new equipment, vehicles and building improvements courtesy of the Victorian Government, Deputy Premier and Minister for Emergency Services Peter Ryan announced today.

Across the state, 37 SES units have received grants under the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP).

The VESEP is an ongoing program funded by the State Government to provide local emergency services volunteer groups access to grants for operational equipment, vehicles and facility improvements, giving $2 for each $1 contributed by the group.

Minister Ryan said local emergency services volunteers played a crucial role in protecting the lives and property of all Victorians.

"We are fortunate to be able to call upon these steadfast men and women for assistance in difficult times," he said.

"Through this program, the government continues to support volunteers, enabling them to purchase equipment suited to their needs and assisting them to carry out their roles safely and efficiently."

SES CEO Mary Barry welcomed the grants.

"I would like to congratulate the 37 units who have been successful in obtaining a VESEP grant for 2012-13," she said.

This year's SES recipients and the projects they will undertake are detailed below:

Unit NameProject
Ararat New Vehicle
Bairnsdale New Vehicle
Ballarat New Vehicle
Beechworth Purchase of leased vehicle
Bendigo Equipment
Bendoc Purchase of leased vehicle
Birchip Building Extension/Renovation
Bright Building Extension/Renovation
Brimbank New Vehicle
Broadmeadows Light Rescue Truck
Camperdown Building Extension/Renovation
Cobram Purchase of leased vehicle
Echuca New Vehicle
Footscray Light Rescue Truck
Foster New Vehicle
Frankston Equipment
Hamilton Storm Trailer
Heywood New Vehicle
Kilmore Equipment
Knox New Vehicle
Malvern Light Rescue Truck
Marong New Vehicle
Melton New Vehicle
Numurkah Building Extension/Renovation
Pakenham New Vehicle
Portland Building Extension/Renovation
Robinvale New Vehicle
San Remo New Vehicle
Seymour New Vehicle
Swan Hill Storm Trailer
Tallangatta New Vehicle
Tatura Purchase of leased vehicle
Warragul Purchase of leased vehicle
Winchelsea Lighting Trailer
Woodend Equipment
Yackandandah New Vehicle