The Cranbourne community will have its very own State Emergency Service (SES) unit, with the construction of new local headquarters.

Delivered as part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, $2 million will go towards the construction of a new Cranbourne SES unit in the Casey region.

Local volunteers are currently working out of the Narre Warren depot, which is up to 30 minutes away from the southern parts of the City of Casey.

Delivered by the Andrews Labor Government, the new Cranbourne unit will mean volunteers are closer to the action and able to get to an emergency sooner.

Planning work can start straight away, with the SES, the City of the Casey and local unit members having already identified a potential location.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino

“A local unit in Cranbourne is a great outcome for this community, and ensures that its hardworking SES volunteers are close by in an emergency.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera

“As our community grew, it became very clear that we needed our own depot. With a lot of support from local SES members and the community, I’m proud to say we’ve delivered.”

“It’s only right that we give back to the men and women who give so much to this community.”