Emergency Services Speeches | February 19, 2020
Lowan Electorate - Constituency questions
Victorian Parliament - 19 February, 2020 - Ms KEALY (Lowan) (11:54): (1880) My constituency question is for the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, and it is regarding the latest round of funding under the volunteer emergency services equipment program. The information that I seek is details around all the brigades within the Lowan electorate that applied for the most recent funding—details of the brigade name, equipment sought, funding sought, the brigade contribution and whether the funding application was successful—and if not an explanation as to why the application was rejected. I have been contacted by a number of CFA brigades across my electorate—most recently the Mooralla fire brigade. I was chatting to Jimmy, who is the fabulous chef down at the Bunyip Hotel down at Cavendish. He is a volunteer with the Mooralla CFA brigade, and he was speaking about the work that Jarrod Sweeney, the captain of the Mooralla fire brigade, has done to seek some funding for an ultralight. They have got the money. They have been rejected for past two years, and of course they are among many of the brigades who have put in applications wondering why this was not funded.
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