March 29, 2017
Toowoomba mayor Paul Antonio has praised the work of the region’s SES units – and the role they play in the local community – at the handover of 10 new 4WDs.
SES groups in the Toowoomba Regional Council area operate from Yarraman, Crows Nest, Toowoomba, Millmerran, Clifton, Oakey, Cecil Plains and Pittsworth.
“I thank and acknowledge all SES and emergency services volunteers who serve our community by responding to a wide range of incidents and disasters, their commitment is invaluable,” Mayor Antonio said.
He handed over 10 specially equipped SES vehicles to SES Local Controller Rob Hall.
The 10 4WDs, which cost almost half a million dollars, are standardised which means there will be interoperability between all groups.
Property Services portfolio leader Cr Geoff McDonald said that although Yarraman SES had not received one of the new 4WD vehicles, council had responded to a request to provide a troop carrier for the group.
Council replaced Yarraman’s current troop carrier with a similar vehicle with low kilometres formerly used by the the Toowoomba SES group.
Cr McDonald said this would better suit training and operational needs around Yarraman.