Member for Barker Tony Pasin has announced an additional $160,000 in Federal Government Funding see the SA Volunteer Firefighters Museum completed.

The announcement comes after Mr Pasin secured an initial $160,000 in Federal Funding for the project in November 2018. The latest commitment brings the total to $320,000 from the Federal Coalition Government. 

The funding will be used for purpose-built museum buildings.

“This second investment will ensure the project can be completed,” Mr Pasin said.

“So many volunteers have dedicated so much time and hard work to see the project come this far. I wanted to be able to ensure the project had the funds needed to be completed before Government goes into caretaker mode,” Mr Pasin said.

“It such an important project for South Australia and the South East in particular: to honour the legacy of our volunteers who often out their lives at risk to protect others. To Research, Record, Conserve and Promote the History and Equipment of the South Australian Volunteer Fire Service is a small way we can honour this legacy.” 

“I want to acknowledge the work of all of the volunteers associated with this project but in particular the irrepressible Rex Hall who is the driving force behind this initiative,” said Mr Pasin.

Mr Pasin has been successful in securing funding for the project through the Federal Government’s Community Development Grants Programme.

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