July 28, 2017The South Burnett Regional Council has given RACQ LifeFlight a cheque for $31,294.
The money was raised last financial year through the Community Rescue and Evacuation Levy, a $4 charge levied annually on all rateable properties in the South Burnett.
The levy was introduced in 2010 to support airborne rescue services that provide emergency evacuation transport for the region.
At the time it was introduced, LifeFlight was the main provider, but the service’s name was changed to RACQ LifeFlight last July.
“The sight and sound of the RACQ LifeFlight helicopter coming in to land or taking off is a regular occurrence in our region,” Mayor Keith Campbell said.
“This being said, residents and visitors can rest assured that through the generous support of our communities, we are able to access this life saving service.”
RACQ LifeFlight is one of Australia’s largest aeromedical charities, and provides rapid response medical care to thousands of people each year.
“Because of this service, many people from the South Burnett are still alive today,” Mayor Campbell said.