SES now sup­ported

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

NORTH Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil aims to re­duce the im­pact of fu­ture nat­u­ral dis­as­ters by ex­pand­ing the Lo­cal Dis­as­ter Man­age­ment levy.

The levy will now as­sist not only the lo­cal Ru­ral Fire Units, but also other emer­gency man­age­ment ar­eas like the SES.

Monto SES group leader Roslyn Grif­fiths said the ex­tra fund­ing was much-needed.

“We want to ex­tend our shed, we haven’t got much room to move at the mo­ment,” she said. She said it would also make their boat res­cue work, food drops, tem­po­rary house re­pairs, searches and traf­fic man­age­ment work dur­ing a dis­as­ter more ef­fec­tive.

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