Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) volunteers are being better equipped to do their critical work, with new and upgraded facilities being delivered across the state.
The VICSES Heidelberg Unit moved into its new headquarters last month, providing improved capacity for volunteers to respond to rescues, floods and storms, as well as assisting other emergency services agencies.
Construction also commenced recently on the new VICSES Cobram Unit. This project will provide a dedicated local HQ in Victoria, allowing the Unit to move out of its current shared accommodation with Tocumwal SES in New South Wales.
The facilities are being delivered by the Community Safety Building Authority (CSBA) in collaboration with VICSES and volunteers, to ensure facilities are fit-for-purpose and meet operational needs.
The designs of both facilities incorporate environmentally sustainable design principles and include motor bays, turnout area, administrative offices, training room and well-being area for volunteers.
CSBA is managing a range of VICSES projects throughout Victoria, supporting volunteers in their vital work supporting local communities respond to emergencies.
Location - VICSES Units
The facilities are situated in Heidelberg and Cobram providing volunteers with modern and fit-for-purpose bases.