Tony Pasin has attended the SA Volunteer Fire Fighters Museum annual dinner to announce $160,000 funding for the project.
Mr Pasin said he has been lobbying his Federal colleagues in Canberra, including hosting a Federal Minister in Naracoorte to see first-hand about the project and its importance for not only the region but all of regional South Australia.
Mr Pasin has been successful in securing funding for the project through the Federal Government’s Community Development Grants Programme.
“Growing up in the South East I understand that volunteer firefighting is part of life for almost every family on the land. This museum will honour the sacrifice that so many of our volunteers have made over generations,” Mr Pasin said.
“It’s a reminder to all volunteer firefighters pass and present, that we appreciate their dedication and hard work in often dangerous, life threatening conditions, leaving their own family, home and sometimes community to help others.”
“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. I’m so pleased the Federal Government can assist with its funding,” said Mr Pasin.
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