Upgrade for Gre­gory River bri­gade

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A NEW com­mu­ni­ca­tions room and train­ing space has been made pos­si­ble for the Gre­gory River Ru­ral Fire Bri­gade thanks to a Stronger Com­mu­ni­ties Pro­gram grant from the Fed­eral Govern­ment.

Fed­eral Mem­ber for Hin­kler Keith Pitt con­grat­u­lated the Gre­gory River Ru­ral Fire Bri­gade which was awarded $6000 to upgrade its fa­cil­i­ties.

“The upgrade means mem­bers can un­der­take skills train­ing and they now have a com­mu­ni­ca­tions hub for any fire-fight­ing ac­tiv­ity in the area,” Mr Pitt said.

“The Stronger Com­mu­ni­ties Pro­gram has been a boost for com­mu­nity groups and or­gan­i­sa­tions like the Gre­gory River Ru­ral Fire Bri­gade that would oth­er­wise strug­gle to fund th­ese types of im­prove­ments.”

Mr Pitt vis­ited the up­graded fa­cil­ity this week with Gre­gory River Ru­ral Fire Bri­gade first of­fi­cer Rudy Stak­en­burg.

The Stronger Com­mu­ni­ties Pro­gram of­fered el­i­gi­ble com­mu­nity groups grants of between $5000 and $20,000 for small cap­i­tal projects.

Hin­kler MP Keith Pitt and first of­fi­cer Rudy Stak­en­burg .

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