The Andrews Labor Government has invested $54,500 in the Werribee Coast Guard to improve infrastructure and facilities, backing the important work that our volunteers do.

Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced that the Werribee Coast Guard would receive funding to deliver building and site works.

The Werribee project is one of 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 volunteer 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.


Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas

“This vital project will improve the condition of critical infrastructure and ensure that the Werribee Coast Guard will be able to continue their incredible work keeping the community safe.”

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