Cedar Creek Wolffdene Rural Fire Brigade will be building an all-weather training and activity area, with $11,920 funding awarded through the Stronger Communities Programme.
Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP dropped in to present a cheque and congratulate the Cedar Creek Wolffdene RFB team on their successful application.
Mr van Manen said it was the hard working and community focussed organisations like the rural fire brigade, who were well deserving of this funding.
He said the grant would go a long way to providing important training opportunities for our local rural firefighters, who need to be well skilled and well prepared when faced with difficult and dangerous situations when helping others.
“Our rural firefighters are amazing people who go above and beyond to help others in times of need, and make our community safe,” Mr van Manen said.
“My team has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure organisations like our rural firies receive the funding they need to continue their vital service to the community.”
Mr van Manen said the grant was awarded to the Cedar Creek Wolffdene RFB through the Coalition Government’s $45 million Stronger Communities Programme.
“This programme will deliver $150,000 per year for two years to my electorate of Forde,” Mr van Manen said.
“Projects awarded funding must deliver social benefits to the community and contribute to our community’s long term vibrancy and viability.”
Mr van Manen said he looked forward to checking out the new all-weather training and activity area once completed.
“This project will be of huge benefit to Cedar Creek, Wolffdene and surrounding suburbs.”