- New $260,000 field operations vehicle for the Casey Group of brigades under a re-elected Napthine Government
- Vehicle will provide firefighters with the latest specialist equipment
- Napthine Government building a better and safer Victoria
Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells and Liberal candidate for Cranbourne Geoff Ablett today announced a re-elected Napthine Government will deliver a new $260,000 field operations vehicle for the Casey Group of CFA brigades, boosting community safety for Cranbourne.
Mr Wells said the Napthine Government was committed to delivering better equipment for the Casey Group which is comprised of 11 CFA stations across the Cranbourne area.
“The Napthine Government is working hard to build a safer Victoria by ensuring Cranbourne is better protected from the threat of fires and other emergencies than ever before,” Mr Wells said.
“This election commitment is building on the Coalition Government’s significant investments in the CFA that continue to increase community safety and make Victoria a safer place.”
Mr Ablett welcomed the election commitment for the Casey Group of brigades which responds to around 3,500 emergency callouts each year.
“It is fantastic to make this election commitment today, which will benefit 11 integrated and volunteer brigades in our region,” Mr Ablett said.
“This investment by a re-elected Napthine Government will provide hardworking local firefighters with the latest specialist equipment and resources to increase protection for our region and boost their own personal safety.
“A new field operations vehicle will significantly enhance local emergency response capabilities with the group regularly assisting with residential and large industrial fires, as well as grass fires on the urban fringe,” Mr Ablett said.
Mr Ablett said the Coalition Government was working hard to bolster community protection in Cranbourne, one of the state’s fastest growing areas.
Mr Wells said the Victorian Coalition Government was proud of the vital work performed by the CFA.
”Since 2010, $2.29 billion in funding has been provided to Victoria’s fire agencies, more than any previous government,” Mr Wells said.
“This financial year the CFA Budget is $457 million, $58 million more than when Labor left office in 2010.
“Community safety is paramount, and the Coalition Government is delivering on our commitment to strengthen Victoria’s emergency services and ensure all Victorians and their families are better protected,” Mr Wells said.
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