New jet ski for Ballina Jet Boat Surf Rescue

Ballina Jet Boat Surf Rescue staff and volunteers with Labor MP Justine Elliot and candidate for Ballina Asren Pugh. Photo supplied.

Ballina Jet Boat Surf Rescue Inc will match the federal governments funding of $9,000 to purchase a replacement rescue jet ski.

Operating for 43 years the Ballina Jet Boat Surf Rescue has rescued people in and around Ballina’s extensive waterways since their inception.

‘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,’ said local MP Justine Elliot.

‘Our local Stronger Communities Programme delivers funding across the Richmond electorate for small capital grants supporting projects that will contribute to the vibrancy and viability of our region.’

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