Western Australian emergency service workers will benefit from $15 million worth of infrastructure upgrades and expansions.
Some of the state’s volunteers will share in a $13 million injection while $2 million will be invested in water tanks for bushfire brigades.
Under the state government’s $60 million maintenance package, the scheme will see upgrades to existing emergency service facilities, like bushfire sheds, and deliver new amenities to house response vehicles and equipment.
Acting Emergency Services Minister Stephen Dawson said the package would deliver local jobs and help drive the state’s recovery.
“A list of immediate amenity upgrades is also being put together and will make life a little bit easier for emergency services volunteers,” he said.
“Bushfire brigades and their local governments will be further supported with $2 million for water tanks, so a brigade can more rapidly and easily fill up their fire appliances at their base.
“This package not only benefits local economies and communities by driving local work, but it helps support our emergency services volunteers as well.”
The funding is included in the WA $5.5 billion Recovery Plan.