Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott toured the State Emergency Services (SES) Zone Headquarters in Goulburn to present a grant for a sand storage bunker to assist in responding to emergencies.

The $2000 grant will be used to build the bunker for an improved operational response during flood and storm operations.

Mr Elliott and Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman inspected the headquarters and thanked the SES members for the commitment they show to their community during a time of crisis.

“The SES plays an important role in the preparedness and response to floods and storm damage. The better we can equip them, the safer our communities will be. I hope this grant assists the SES here in Goulburn and shows the local first responders that the NSW Government values their efforts,” Mr Elliott.

Ms Tuckerman said the SES is a trusted institution in the Goulburn area and this grant would go to good use.

“There will never be enough words to thank the volunteers who stand up when our community need them the most, especially those who have been assisting with the recent damaging winds in Goulburn. Goulburn needs the brave members of the SES and their efforts will never be forgotten,” Ms Tuckerman said.

Earlier in the day, Mr Elliott and Ms Tuckerman attended the Police Attestation for 269 new recruits who are part of Class 388. These recruits will enhance community safety all across the State.

The NSW Liberals & Nationals invested $583 million for 1500 extra officers to be introduced over the next four years.

This is the biggest investment in police for more than 30 years.