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Thursday, 20 September 2007
Page: 196


Ms Bird asked the Attorney-General, in writing, on 7 August 2007:

Were any applications for the Local Grants Scheme (LGS) and the National Emergency Volunteer Support Fund (NEVSF) submitted by any community organisation or local government authority from the electoral division of Cunningham; if so, what was the name of each organisation and the amount of funding sought.


Mr Ruddock (Attorney-General) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

Since the introduction in 2004 of the Australian Government’s ‘Working Together to Manage Emergencies’ initiative, comprising the Local Grants Scheme and the National Emergency Volunteer Support Fund, a total of thirteen applications for funding have been received from organisations in the Electorate of Cunningham. Details of all applications submitted are provided in the attached table.

Details of Applications Received From the Federal Electorate of Cunningham

Under the Local Grants Scheme and the National Emergency Volunteer Support Fund

2004/05

Nil

2005/06

Title of Grant

Amount Sought

Date Approved

Applicant

Scheme/Fund

Flood Education School Program

$40,000

December 2005

Wollongong City Council

Local Grants Scheme

Preparation and Implementation of Emergency Risk Management (ERM) for Shellharbour City Council, Wollongong City Council and Kiama Municipal Council

$90,000

October 2005

Shellharbour City Council, Wollongong City Council & Kiama Municipal Council

Local Grants Scheme

VERTI SEARCH’

$10,900

October 2005

NSW Volunteer Rescue Association

National Emergency Volunteer Support Fund

 

2006/07

Title of Grant

Amount Sought

Date Approved

Applicant

Scheme/Fund

Recruiting and Retention within the Volunteer Emergency Management Sector

$25,000

n/a

Australian Emergency Management Volunteer Forum

National Emergency Volunteer Support Fund

Maintain NSW SES Team Safety Noticeboards

$39,600

n/a

NSW State Emergency Service (NSW)

National Emergency Volunteer Support Fund

Forward control mobile Units upgrade, Wagga & Griffith SES

$17,000

n/a

State Emergency Service (NSW)

National Emergency Volunteer Support Fund

Operational Base Plans, Bellambi Flotilla

$5,000

n/a

Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Assoc Inc Southern NSW Squadron

National Emergency Volunteer Support Fund

 

2007/08

Title of Grant

Amount Sought

Date Approved

Applicant

Scheme/Fund

PC Upgrade Project

$38,189

n/a

NSW State Emergency Service - Sutherland Shire

National Emergency Volunteer Support Fund

CCTV Camera Network Expansion - Public Address System, Wollongong CBD

$50,000

n/a

Wollongong City Council

Local Grants Scheme

Wollongong CBD Evacuation - Permanent and Portable Messaging Boards

$326,000

n/a

Wollongong City Council

Local Grants Scheme

Project Officers - Community Education Program for Wollongong CBD Evacuation Plan

$60,000

n/a

Wollongong City Council

Local Grants Scheme

Equipment Procurement to Enhance Response Capacity, Wollongong Emergency Operations Centre

$40,100

n/a

Wollongong City Council

Local Grants Scheme

Upgrade of Navigational Equipment for Flotilla’s Rescue Vessel

$16,228

n/a

Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association (AVCGA) - Wollongong

National Emergency Volunteer Support Fund