$1 million has been allocated for the extension and refurbishment of the Shoalhaven Heads RFS station.
Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP was joined by Shoalhaven RFS District Manager Superintendent Mark Williams and Shoalhaven Heads RFS Captain Steve Thomson during a visit to the Shoalhaven Heads RFS to make the announcement today.
“Our community deeply respects our emergency services – particularly our dedicated and hard working Rural Fire Service volunteers. They have done an outstanding job keeping our community safe, especially during the recent bushfires which have ravaged our region and state,” Mr Ward said.
“Members of the Shoalhaven Heads RFS have raised with me the need for this upgrade. I promised I’d work towards achieving this important investment and I’m delighted we get secure this great outcome.
“My sincere thanks to Shoalhaven Local Area Controller Mark Williams who has also been a strong supporter of this project.
“The extension will provide for more modern amenities but particularly expanded training facilities.
“It is important that we continue to invest in our local RFS stations to support our incredible volunteers and the communities they protect,” Mr Ward said.
Shoalhaven RFS District Manager Superintendent Mark Williams said that the allocation will help keep Shoalhaven Heads and surrounding communities safe into the future.
“The upgrade at this station is fantastic news for the Shoalhaven Heads RFS. This will allow the local brigade to continue to grow its capability in an increasingly popular part of NSW,” Mr Williams said.
Captain of Shoalhaven Heads RFS Steve Thomson has welcomed the funding.
“The refurbishment and extension is a greatly welcomed. We are pleased that the Government is continuing to support our local brigade,” he said.
“Shoalhaven Heads RFS sends our sincere thanks to our local MP Gareth Ward who has helped to secure these funds. It is very much appreciated.”