NSW SES Ku-ring-gai Unit Receives Funding Boost For Emergency Response

07 April 2016

The New South Wales State Emergency Service (NSW SES) Ku-ring-gai Unit has been given a financial boost with a $5,000 NSW Government discretionary grant.

Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott inspected the Ku-ring-gai SES base today.

Mr Elliott was joined by the Member for Ku-ring-gai Alister Henskens SC, NSW SES Sydney Northern Region Controller, Allison Flaxman, Ku-ring-gai SES Controller David Catterall and SES volunteers.

Mr Elliott recognised the outstanding work of the NSW SES Ku-ring-gai volunteers.

“This is one of many initiatives the NSW Government is investing in to ensure our NSW SES volunteers can keep up with the tremendous work that they do,” Mr Elliott said.

“Whether it’s responding to floods, storms or any other emergency, the Ku-ring-gai community can be assured that their NSW SES volunteers are the best equipped to help them in times of crisis,” he said.

Mr Henskens says Ku-ring-gai has had a long and vital association with its local SES.

“I saw in the opening weeks as Local Member last year the tireless work of our SES crews when terrible storms hit not only Ku-ring-gai, but large parts of the state,” Mr Henskens said.

“The SES volunteers come from all walks of life and give up much of their personal time to help secure the safety of others,” he said.

NSW SES Region Controller Allison Flaxman said the grant money will help the volunteers carry out important emergency response work.

“These funds will go towards refurbishing one of the Unit’s storm trailers, purchasing a hydraulic hoist and will also help with waterproofing the Unit’s mess area.

“The NSW SES Ku-ring-gai Unit volunteers have done a wonderful job over the past year responding to 963 storm jobs. The Unit is also very active in youth engagement and runs many cadet programs in local Highs Schools around the area,” she said.