Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited Hepburn Victorian State Emergency Services to announce they will receive funding to asphalt the entire driveway from the rear of their Daylesford building to the road.

 “The Emergency Services Refurbishment Fund will extend the life of existing facilities and resources, while developing job opportunities within the local community.”

The project is amongst 125 projects sharing in $20 million in funding under the Emergency Services Refurbishment Fund, as part of the government’s $2.7 billion Building Works package.

The investment enables emergency services agencies to carry out urgent maintenance, repairs and upgrades to extend the life and improve safety of their existing facility and asset portfolios, and provide support to Victorian businesses and workers affected by the downturn in the Victorian economy caused by the pandemic.

Projects will commence in the coming weeks at local Country Fire Authority brigades, Victoria State Emergency Service units, Life Saving Victoria clubs and Marine Search and Rescue flotillas across Victoria. Agencies are engaging businesses from their local communities to undertake the work and to supply equipment and materials.

The funding will be administered by the Community Safety Building Authority, which oversees infrastructure projects on behalf of the Department of Justice and Community Safety.