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Nairn announces $120,000 to build a new Coastal Patrol HQ.



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Gary Nairn MP Federal Member for Eden-Monaro PO Box 232, Queanbeyan NSW 2620 Tollfree NSW 1800 041 539 Ph: (02) 6297 3952 Fax: (02) 6297 5768

Press Release Ref: 801 Published: 12/9/2002 Title: Nairn announces $120,000 to build a new Coastal Patrol HQ

The Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol at Batemans Bay will build a headquarters with the support of $120,000 in Federal Government funding.

Federal Member for Eden-Monaro, Gary Nairn, today announced that funding for the building at the Hanging Rock boat ramp would be provided under the Government’s Regional Solutions Program.

"The new building will provide a badly needed multi-purpose facility for training and public education as well as for use in an emergency.

"It will house the patrol’s radio communications and rescue equipment as well as providing a coordination centre not only for the patrol’s volunteers but also for the police, New South Wales Waterways, ambulance service and in some instances the Customs service,” he said.

Regional Solutions is a four-year funding program designed to help regional and rural communities find local solutions to their local challenges.

“The Regional Solutions Program has given rise to an unprecedented relationship between regional communities like Batemans Bay and the Federal Government. We are working together at the local level ~ finding the keys to unlock the nation’s true potential and restore equity to our regions," Mr Nairn said.

Regional Solutions application and assessment process is ongoing. An important feature of the program is that applications can be lodged at any time. They will be assessed on their individual merit, and the specific needs of the communities.

Regional Solutions funding is available to 2004.

Thursday, September 12, 2002

Gary Nairn 6297 3952