Hon Joe Francis MLA

Hon Joe Francis MLA

Former Minister for Emergency Services; Fisheries; Corrective Services; Veterans

    New home for Mandurah SES volunteers

    17/06/2016 11:30 AM
     
    • $1.8 million purpose-built SES facility officially opens in Mandurah
    • New base will better support emergency response efforts 

    Response to emergencies in the Peel region has been enhanced with the opening of a new $1.8 million purpose-built State Emergency Service (SES) base.

     

    Officially opening the facility today, Emergency Services Minster Joe Francis said the modern and well-equipped base would better support SES volunteers who gave their time to help the community.

     

    "The Liberal National Government is committed to building resilient communities and well-resourced emergency services are an essential part of achieving that," Mr Francis said.

     

    "The Mandurah SES Unit plays a vital role in the Peel region, responding to storms and searches and providing critical support during bushfires and other emergencies.

     

    "This new facility means volunteers, who spend many hours training for and responding to emergencies, are better equipped than ever to help their community in times of need."

     

    The new base features dedicated operations and communication facilities, office space and training areas - all designed to accommodate current and future needs.

     

    The Minister said the facility would be a vital centre for volunteer training and emergency response in the City of Mandurah and the wider Peel region.

     

    "This is a valuable community asset that will serve the people of this region for many years to come," he said.

     

    For more information about the SES and volunteering, visit http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au

     

    Fact File

    • The Mandurah SES Unit began operating in 1976 and has more than 80 volunteer members
    • Since January 2015, the unit has responded to more than 55 incidents and contributed more than 4,300 hours
    • Mandurah SES volunteers respond to incidents including storms, floods, searches and bushfires
    • The new Mandurah SES base is at Lot 500 Education Drive, Greenfields 

    Minister's office - 6552 6500

     

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