November 30, 2016
Nanango SES will get a new office and training facility after the State Government announced it will give the South Burnett Regional Council a $192,000 grant to build it.
The funding was announced by Deputy Premier Jackie Trad on Wednesday as part of the Natural Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP), which is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and State Governments.
NDRP applications are open to all councils as well as not-for-profit organisations.
Ms Trad said a new approach to grant applications had reduced the administrative burden and ensured a shorter turnaround time between submitting expressions of interest and being granted approval.
“This funding is having an immediate impact on communities and will deliver jobs and projects immediately right across the state,” Ms Trad said.
“Queensland is more susceptible to natural disasters than any other state and making our infrastructure more resilient is critical to helping communities get back on their feet.”
In August last year, Nanango SES were forced to move into a storage shed in Grey Street, Nanango after their old shed in George Street was found to be full of termites and dry rot and no longer suitable for storing equipment.
The old SES premises were also located close to Sandy Creek and were at risk of flooding in extreme weather events.
The new grant will allow the SES to build an office and training area on their new site and extend the fencing.