NSW Government Provides Vital Grant For Port Macquarie Marine Rescue

NSW Government Provides Vital Grant For Port Macquarie Marine Rescue

Port Macquarie’s volunteer marine rescue service will receive a much-needed financial boost from the NSW Government to help continue their lifesaving work.

Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams said the $32,100 grant will go towards a new pontoon and storage space for rescue watercraft at the Marine Rescue Port Macquarie Boat Shed.

This funding through the Public Reserve Management Fund Program (PRMFP) will enable the construction of a floating boat shed to provide access to a quick-response lifesaving jet ski, commissioned in 2015. It will also be used to install safety-compliant anchor points on the roof of the marine rescue facility.

Boating in the waters around Port Macquarie is a popular pastime for locals and visitors alike and the service provided by our local marine rescue volunteers gives everyone on the water added peace of mind.

I’m delighted the NSW Government is supporting such a deserving local organisation.

Over the last five years, the NSW Government has invested $95 million through this program to maintain and improve public reserves across the state.

Much of the funding is for local reserve trust boards, many of them managed by community volunteers who give their time freely.

The PRMFP was established by the Public Reserves Management Fund Act 1987 and is self-sustaining through income from levies, licenses and loan repayments.

As part of the NSW Government’s 2021 plan to support local communities and businesses, the funding allocations range from small grants for maintenance jobs at community halls to large grants for new holiday parks or showground facilities.

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