NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead has announced a $20,000 grant for the Tuncurry Rural Fire Service.
Mr Bromhead said this funding will be put towards installing vital drainage and expanding the parking space for RFS members.
“When the bushfires tore through our region destroying and damaging more than 150 homes and burning almost 24 per cent of the Mid North Coast Local Government area last year, the Tuncurry RFS became a vital base for operations,” Mr Bromhead said.
“It was home to vital communications informing firefighters on the ground as well as the catering service which ensured our brave volunteers were kept fed.
“It was during these fires that it became increasingly apparent that more parking spaces were needed to support the brigade in functioning safely, with members forced to park unsafely on the side the busy and narrow road.
“This funding will provide the solution, allowing the brigade to shift their stormwater drainage underground, creating more car park spaces.
“I’m proud to be supporting this project which will ensure the brigade is better equipped than ever before to act as a base for bushfire operations.”
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said local brigades were vital to protecting communities across the state during the 2019/20 bushfires.
“Our local brigades and their volunteers play an incredibly important role in protecting communities across the state as we saw during last summer’s tragic bushfires,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“The NSW Government has worked closely with the RFS and Resilience NSW to ensure the state is as prepared as it can be for this year’s bushfire season.
“Providing funding boosts to local brigades like the Tuncurry Rural Fire Service is a key element in making sure our firefighters are as well-equipped and prepared as they can be.”