State Member for Bundaberg David Batt has today announced a future LNP Government will invest $110,000 to upgrade the Bundaberg SES Headquarters.

Mr Batt said the SES was an integral organisation within the Bundaberg community.

“Here in Bundy, we are no stranger to extreme weather events and each time one strikes, our SES volunteers have our back,” he said.

“During my years as a Police Officer, Deputy Chair of the Bundaberg Disaster Management Group and the Recovery Coordinator throughout the 2011 and 2013 disasters, I had the great privilege of getting to know many of our local SES volunteers.

“Their dedication to keeping our community safe is truly remarkable and they have several state awards to prove it.

“Not only do our SES workers assist our community in times of disaster, they also help other emergency services fulfil their roles at other incidents.

“Our dedicated SES team deserves a home base where they can suitably undertake their regular training, store equipment and assist members of the public during times of need.

“During the 2013 flood event, Bundy residents were travelling to and from the SES headquarters to collect sandbags and other essential items and the lack of parking and access to the building made a stressful situation even worse.

“To provide the Bundaberg SES volunteers with the facility they need and deserve, a future LNP Government will invest $110,000 for upgrades at the Bundaberg SES Headquarters.

“Only the LNP will build a stronger economy, so we can invest in key community services, just like this one.”

Tuesday 25 August 2020