Funds promised to relocate SES building

SES UPGRADE: Mansfield’s SES unit will relocate to new premises if a re-elected government comes through with promises of $1.2m funding. At the announcement were (from left) Mansfield Shire councillor Marg Attley, SES member Rolly Vella, Eildon candidate Cindy McLeish, SES member Anne Patterson and unit controller Peter Lewis.

MANSFIELD State Emergency Service branch has been promised $1.2 million in funding to relocate its building.

The promise was announced by Liberal candidate for Eildon Cindy McLeish on Thursday but only if the Coalition government is re-elected.

Ms McLeish said the current facilities at Mansfield are dated and the site is in an area flagged for economic development and job creation by the Mansfield Shire Council.

“The commitment will provide funding for a new facility, and builds on the millions of dollars the Coalition Government has already invested over the past four years to enhance emergency response capabilities for the greater region,” Ms McLeish said.

“The Napthine Government is building a safer Victoria by ensuring Mansfield is better protected than ever before, with the new facility housing administrative headquarters, motor room for vehicles and storage space.”

Ms McLeish said the dedicated volunteer unit of around 30 members has been serving the community well, with nearly 100 call outs per year in Mansfield.

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