Burra SES Unit has officially opened its new 1 million-dollar operational facility on the weekend.
The facility took 12 months to complete and offers a large multi-use training room, two offices, a communications room, along with a kitchen, laundry and change rooms for both male and female unit members.
Unit Manager Bruce Gundersen stated, “Recruiting and retaining volunteer members can be a challenge in regional towns but it is expected that the modern facility will attract new members to join, keeping the vital service moving forward.”
SES Chief Officer Chris Beattie has stated, “The new facility will help ensure SES continue to provide an increased operational response for Burra and surrounding areas of the Mid North.”
The SES unit’s primary operations are storm and flood response, land search operations, road crash rescue as well as providing support to the Country Fire Service during major bushfires.
SES Chief Officer Chris Beattie said it was important the agency continued to provide functional and contemporary facilities to underpin SES’ emergency management capabilities.
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