Surf Life Saving Far North Coast Branch and Ballina Jet Boat Surf Rescue have received a $30,000 grant for a 4WD rescue vehicle and today Ballina Greens MP Tamara Smith presented them with the keys
The grant for the new vehicle is part of the 2016 Community Building Partnership Program.
‘I am very proud to have been able to secure funding for our rescue service and to help increase the safety of people on and in the waters around Ballina,’ Ms Smith said.
‘I pay tribute to the hard work of the Ballina Jet Boat Surf Rescue crew and their support staff and I’m pleased this funding will make a positive difference to emergency response operations.’
The 4WD will be used as an emergency response/coordination vehicle.