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December 1, 2021

Marine Rescue training centre opens in Bruns

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NSW Liberal MP David Elliott, MRNSW Commissioner Stacey Tannos and Brunswick unit members celebrate the opening of the new facility. Photo Jeff Dawson

A new Marine Rescue Brunswick training and meeting centre opened last week, located beside the town’s boat harbour.

NSW Police and Emergency Services Minister, David Elliott (Liberal), officially opened the $84,000 facility and said the new facility had been developed with a $30,000 government contribution.

Dr Suresh donation

According to Mr Elliott’s press release, ‘The remaining funding for the building came from a $50,000 bequest from the estate of local medical practitioner Dr Suresh Rananavare’.

Unit Commander Jonathon Wilcock said the new building was the culmination of extensive planning and input by the unit’s volunteers.

‘We previously had to rent a local hall for our unit meetings and training. The funding from the NSW government and the generous bequest from Dr Rananavare’s estate has enabled us to have our own dedicated space’, he said.

‘We also were fortunate to receive an Emergency Volunteer Support Scheme grant for almost $4,400 to help us fully equip and fit-out the centre with the audio-visual tools, IT resources and furniture we need for our training.

‘We are confident that such first-rate facilities will also help us encourage new members to join the unit’.

To get involved visit www.marinerescuensw.com.au.

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