Bungonia RFS has today secured $23,172 in funding to deliver a new kitchen for the RFS shed through the NSW Government’s 2022 Community Building Partnership Program.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman MP said the State Government funds will deliver the much-needed upgrade of the kitchen for Bungonia Rural Fire Brigade.

“NSW RFS volunteers are ready to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round, attending a range of incidents from bush and grass fires to house and structure fires, road accidents and assisting at other events like floods, storms and searches. Provision of the kitchen upgrade will not only support our first responders but also help foster a sense of community for all members involved with the RFS,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

“I congratulate all the organisations that were successful in their application and look forward to seeing how these projects make a real difference for community groups in the area.”

Bungnoia RFS Captain Terry Lewis welcomed the funding for the brigade.

“This is a real boost for our volunteers. Volunteering with the NSW RFS offers you the opportunity to learn new and valuable skills that will not only assist you in your voluntary role but in day to day life and even your workplace. For many of our members, it’s also about being part of a wonderful tradition and an organisation with a very proud history.,” Mr Lewis said.

At total of $400,000 was awarded across the Goulburn electorate for the 2022 round with further successful projects to be announced.

The Community Building Partnership program has funded more than 18,000 community projects since it commenced in 2009.

Applications for the 2023 Program open in May 2023.

For more information about the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program, visit www.nsw.gov.au/cbp.