Napthine Government commits $2.5 million for new SES unit in Cranbourne

  • A re-elected Napthine Coalition Government will fund construction of a new $2.5 million Cranbourne SES
  • The investment will boost emergency response capabilities for the growing Cranbourne community
  • Napthine Coalition Government building a better and safer Victoria

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Kim Wells and Liberal Candidate for Cranbourne Geoff Ablett today announced a re-elected Napthine Coalition Government will fund a new $2.5 million SES Unit in Cranbourne, boosting emergency response capabilities for the rapidly growing Cranbourne community.

Mr Ablett said the multi-million dollar commitment by a re-elected Coalition Government was vital to ensure the region’s emergency services could grow to meet community needs.

“The Napthine Government is building a better and safer Victoria to ensure Cranbourne and surrounding areas are better protected than ever before,” Mr Ablett said.

“The population growth in Cranbourne has placed significant pressure on the Narre Warren SES volunteers who are the only SES unit in the area.

“Only a re-elected Government will ensure the booming Cranbourne community and surrounding areas have enhanced emergency services that meet community expectations and needs,” Mr Wells said.

“The SES volunteers in our region provide a critical service and it is absolutely crucial that we support them with the latest tools and facilities they need to better protect our region.”

Mr Ablett said the Coalition Government has been working with the SES and the City of Casey to secure a suitable site, with land identified on Stevenson’s Road.

“The new facility would ensure a quicker emergency response for Cranbourne residents, bolster support to the Narre Warren Unit and attract more SES volunteers.

Mr Ablett said the volunteers from the Narre Warren Unit attend around 500 callouts each year, responding to flood, storm, general rescue and support to other agencies including Victoria Police and CFA.

“The new building will enhance the  efforts of SES and other emergency services during emergencies and further enhance community protection for the Cranbourne electorate.”

Mr Wells said emergency services volunteers are the backbone of Victoria’s emergency response and the Coalition Government was proud to support the work they do to keep Victorians safe.

“This financial year, the SES Budget is more than $50 million, and has increased every year since we came to office,” Mr Wells said.

“Only a Coalition Government will ensure our emergency services are equipped with the tools and resources they need to enhance their own personal safety and better protect Victorians.”

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