Emergency Services Community facilities | April 20, 2017
Kealy – funding urgently required for Hamilton Airbase
The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP is once again calling on the Andrews Labor Government to confirm that Stage 2 of the Hamilton CFA-DELWP Air Base will be included in the 2017-18 State budget.
“I have been communicating with the Andrews Labor Government about this project for over twelve months but am yet to receive an assurance that funding will be provided in the next State budget to allow completion of this critical project”, Ms Kealy said.
“This is a vital fire suppression and protection project for south west Victoria and the Grampians National Park.
“The project is currently approximately 50% complete and does not meet full DELWP operational standards or current work health and safety standards.
“Funding of $650,000 is urgently required for the facility to become an efficient and modern strategically located fire-fighting asset for south west Victoria.
“I am once again calling on the Andrews Labor Government to immediately confirm that $650,000 in funding to allow completion of Stage 2 of this essential regional project is included in the next State budget.
“People have a right to feel safe in their homes. TheAndrews Labor Government needs to commit now to allow upgrade of the Hamilton CFA air base before the next fire season and give our communities the peace of mind that they are entitled too and deserve”, she said.