Cobram SES: 2018-2019 Victorian Budget

Congratulations to the Cobram State Emergency Service (SES) today on budget day 2018 because the government has finally listened to the Cobram community and the 1200 people who signed our petition calling for a new SES station.

Although actual dollars are unclear, our community has called for this for three years. Currently their equipment is housed in private sheds, and it is a difficult task to make the SES time frames when responding to emergencies such as road accidents.

I tabled the petition in Parliament at the end of last year. It pointed to the urgent need for a headquarters for the Cobram SES unit.

We know this government does not value volunteers, as evidenced by the Country Fire Authority debacle.

It looks like Cobram SES have made an impact. Well done to Carrie Hawke and John Stava as key drivers.

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