Nanango SES group leader Robyn Baker with Cr Barry Green, Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington, SES Area Director Tim Steele and SES South Burnett Southern Controller Arthur Dawson

March 28, 2014

Nanango SES is about to get a new HQ, thanks to a grant from the State Government and assistance from the South Burnett Regional Council.

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington announced today that the government would be putting in $50,000 towards the project.

South Burnett Regional Council will be contributing $80,000 plus supplying the land where the shed will be built.

The current Nanango SES headquarters is located in George Street.

The new building – a 21m x 12m air-conditioned shed – will be erected on vacant land between the Nanango Cemetery and the Nanango Netball Courts on the Nanango-Brooklands Road.

SES Controller for the South Burnett Regional Council Southern Unit, Arthur Dawson, said the new purpose-built shed would include a training area, kitchen and enough storage room for the group’s two vehicles, flood boat, trailer and other equipment.

The storage area will replace a dilapidated shed at the rear of the current SES building which has termite damage and dry rot which council plans to demolish.

The Nanango SES unit currently has between 15 and 20 members.

Mr Dawson said construction of the new shed was awaiting ratification of some applications but he hoped the shed would be completed before June 30.

Mrs Frecklington said it was wonderful that the State Government and the Council were working together to help the SES.

Nanango SES members Amanda Johnson and Chrissy White are looking forward to their new HQ … their old storage shed is behind them

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