Oxley receives $2.69M funding boost to RFS fire fighting resources
Seven new Rural Fire Service (RFS) trucks will be delivered as part of Oxley’s share of $2.69m in bushfire fighting resources for the community.
The local investment is part of a wider $314.6 million allocated to the Rural Firefighting Fund in the NSW Government’s 2015/16 budget.
The funding also includes an upgrade to the Mid Coast Fire Control Centre radio system and radio tower replacement.
Local member for Oxley Melinda Pavey said this investment is critical to local RFS firefighters and will play a key role in keeping residents safe.
“The devastating effects of bushfires are never far from our minds, particularly in the lead-up to summer. It’s great to see that 9 local RFS brigades will benefit from this funding and support their efforts in keeping our community safe,” Melinda Pavey said.
“These new facilities will allow our volunteers to continue to be supported with the latest technology and equipment whilst they assist their local community in times of need.
Brigades in the Oxley will receive the following equipment/upgrades:
- Category 1 – Crew Cab Village (4x4 Heavy Tanker):
- Category 7 – Crew Cab (Light Tanker):
- Category 9 – Bushfire Striker/Mop up (small 4x4 truck):
- Rollands Plains
- Scotts Head
- Mid Coast Fire Control Centre
- Radio Tower replacement
- Radio System upgrade
- Kempsey Fire Control Centre
- Building extension – Build from Jan 2016
- Station Upgrades:
- Temagog – New Cat 2 Station
- Deervale – Additional Water Tank
“We will also continue to work with councils to develop local projects across the Mid North Coast,” Mrs Pavey said.