Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to refurbish the Mittagong SES Volunteer Centre following grant funding secured from the Australian Federal Government.
Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair said the repairs to the Bessemer Street building would see much improved facilities for our Shire’s State Emergency Service volunteers.
“Our SES volunteers give up an incredible amount of time throughout the year in often the worst weather conditions imaginable,” he said. “In the last year alone, they’ve assisted during bush fires, floods and wind storms.”
“It’s only appropriate that we give back to those who continue to give so much.”
A total of $542,000 was secured via the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program to repair and refurbish the Council-owned building.
Works will include replacing the existing roof, improving onsite storm water drainage and construction of an external retaining wall. Internal carpets will also be replaced and window and door seals renewed.
The Federal Member for Whitlam Mr Stephen Jones MP said that funds secured would help transform the Southern Highlands region and benefit the entire community.
“SES volunteers play a vital role in the Southern Highlands community, and these funds will ensure that volunteers have access to a modern facility,” he said.
The announcement comes on the back of further $241,000 in Federal funds secured for the upgrade and construction of the amenities building at the Church Road Playing Fields in Moss Vale.
“Both announcements are testimony of the Federal Government’s confidence in our Shire,” the Mayor added.
“The Federal Member for Whitlam, Stephen Jones MP continues to be a strong advocate for our region and we’re grateful for his continued support.”
Refurbishment works to the Mittagong State Emergency Service Volunteer Centre are expected to commence in the coming weeks.
For emergency help in flood, storm, tsunami and fire call the NSW SES on 132 500.