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  • Writer's pictureThe Hon. Paul Toole MP


A new base for the NSW State Emergency Service (SES) Bathurst Unit will be constructed as part of the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government’s record $132.7 million investment.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the existing facility at Lloyds Road, South Bathurst is one of 18 Units across NSW identified by the SES as critical priority for an upgrade.

“It’s been an incredibly difficult 12 months for our community with repeated storms and flooding, and I’m so thankful to our first responders who have answered calls for help time and time again,” Mr Toole said.

“We need to make sure our SES volunteers have the best facilities so that they can continue their important work, which is why the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government made a record investment in the Budget to deliver these upgrades, one of the first of which I’m very proud to say is in Bathurst.”

Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke said once completed, the new facility will boost the Bathurst Unit’s emergency response capability.

“Our SES volunteers have worked non-stop for months to keep our communities safer and stronger, and I’m very pleased we can partner with Bathurst Regional Council to deliver this critical priority project,” Ms Cooke said.

SES Western Zone Commander, Chief Superintendent Brigid Rice, welcomed the announcement.

“The volunteers at the Bathurst SES Unit provide excellent and ongoing support to the local community and wider Central West and we look forward to the enhancement of capability this new facility will provide,” Chief Superintendent Rice said.

The SES will work with Bathurst Regional Council to determine the scope of the upgrade, develop concept designs and receive development approval before construction begins.

$58 million of the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government’s $132.7 million investment has been earmarked for Unit facilities upgrades across the State.


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