THE Carrum Coast Guard has received over $50,000 in taxpayer funding to upgrade old equipment.
The funding is expected to be used to replace and upgrade old vessel navigation systems. The state government allocated the money through its emergency services refurbishment fund.
Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny said “this vital project will improve the condition of critical infrastructure and ensure the Carrum 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,” she said. “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.”