Community protection continues

Essential fire and rescue services have been approved by council to continue protecting the Grant District community.

Port MacDonnell, Blackfellows Caves and Donovans Country Fire Service (CFS) depot Lease and Licence Agreements have been renewed for an additional 21 years.

Deputy Mayor Gill Clayfield said she was delighted with the decision to extend the agreements.

“Council is pleased to support the extension of the local volunteer emergency service in our region and look forward to doing so into the future. I encourage interested individuals to volunteer with the CFS to be a part of a rewarding organisation,” she said.

The renewals were endorsed following community consultation during June 2022 legislated under section 202 of the Local Government Act 1999.

Responses received from the wider community and relevant agencies supported the renewal of all CFS depots.

Council chief executive Darryl Whicker said renewals would begin upon the current Lease and Licence Agreement expiries over the next 12 months.

“The CFS has been an asset to our community for the last 21 years and seeing their services proceed will ensure the continued safety of our residents and cherished area,” he said.

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