Manningham Council has welcomed increased funding from the Victorian Government to support the vital work of local State Emergency Services (SES).
Acknowledging changes to the funding arrangements by the Victorian Government, Council will continue to provide operational support where required, maintain the current accommodation support arrangements and review the contribution Council provides.
“Manningham provides accommodation and in-kind operational support to the local unit which attended hundreds of calls for help from the community last year,” Manningham Mayor, Cr Andrew Conlon, said.
“I want to acknowledge the VicSES and their dedicated volunteers for their continued commitment to the Manningham community.
“Council will continue to work and partner with the VicSES to support planning and implementation activities to facilitate community resilience and emergency awareness throughout the Manningham community.”
The valuable contribution to the community of the local SES will be acknowledged at Manningham’s annual emergency services reception being held tonight, Wednesday 5 May.