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  • $100,000 government grants a major boost for MRNSW volunteers
  • January 10, 2019

Volunteers from Marine Rescue NSW will benefit from more than $100,000 in joint Commonwealth and State Government funding to support the recruitment, training and capability of the emergency services.

Nine MRNSW projects have been funded under the joint Emergency Volunteer Support Scheme grants announced today by Federal Assistant Minister for Home Affairs, Senator the Hon. Linda Reynolds and NSW Minister for Emergency Services, the Hon. Troy Grant.

The Marine Rescue Alpine Lakes, Broken Bay, Cottage Point, Evans Head, Point Danger, Terrey Hills and Tuggerah Lakes units received almost $29,000 in funding, with two statewide projects also receiving more than $71,500.

MRNSW Commissioner Stacey Tannos welcomed the funding, which he said would help build rescue capability by enhancing members’ skills and knowledge and attracting new volunteers to the service’s ranks.

“These grants will improve boating safety by helping our volunteers to save lives on the water,” he said.

“The funding will provide valuable training activities and equipment that will help our members build the skills and knowledge they need to perform their vital roles safely and efficiently.

“Attracting new volunteers also enhances our ability to continue serving the boating community well into the future. These grants will allow us to undertake both local and statewide recruitment campaigns to build our volunteer membership.”

The EVSS grants to MRNSW are:

- Marine Rescue Alpine Lakes: $2,173 for training equipment
- Marine Rescue Broken Bay: $5,505 for an interactive whiteboard to support the unit’s training activities
- Marine Rescue Cottage Point: $5,200 for marine simulator training
- Marine Rescue Evans Head: $1,248 for a training computer upgrade
- Marine Rescue Point Danger: $2,692 for two training radios
- Marine Rescue Terrey Hills: $4,755 for a smartboard for its volunteer training
- Marine Rescue Tuggerah Lakes: $7,164 for a local recruitment campaign and training equipment
- MRNSW Statewide projects: $60,582 to upgrade the qualifications of the organisation’s volunteer Trainers and Assessors and $11,000 for a recruitment campaign.


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