Emergency service operations in the southern Illawarra have been bolstered by a $250,000 state government funding injection.
The Shellharbour City SES unit, based at Albion Park, was awarded the money to help fund its new emergency operations centre.
A state-of-the-art facility will be built at the rear of the unit’s existing facilities on Tongarra Road.
Shellharbour City SES controller Terrie-Ann Hurt said the new centre would allow the service to “deliver an effective emergency service to the community in times of need” and also support other emergency services.
The funding was announced by the parliamentary secretary for the Illawarra, Gareth Ward, on Monday.
“I don’t see these grants as a cost to government. They are an investment in our community,” Mr Ward said.