Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke with members of the Junee SES Unit to handover a new state-of-the-art vehicle.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke with members of the Junee SES Unit to handover a new state-of-the-art vehicle.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has today visited the Junee SES Unit to officially handover the keys to a new Light Storm vehicle on behalf of Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliot.

It forms part of the NSW Government’s $56.4 million commitment to ensure SES volunteers are well equipped, well trained and well prepared to respond to natural disasters.

Ms Cooke joined Junee Shire Council Mayor Neil Smith, NSW Rural Fire Service Captain Stuart Dietrich as well as members of the Unit Command Team including Junee Unit Commander Michael Webb to mark the occasion.

Ms Cooke said it is an incredible honour to present the Unit with a new state-of-the-art vehicle.

“I’m very proud to be here tonight for this handover, which will help ensure this Unit is even more capable of responding to emergencies,” Ms Cooke said.

“There is no doubt the people of this Zone and this State know they can depend on the men and women in orange for help and protection during floods, storms and other disasters.

“I would like to particularly thank the Junee SES volunteers who have a long and proud history in assisting keep their community and surrounds safe.”

NSW SES Junee Unit supports all surrounding units during storm events, especially the Wagga Wagga Unit when impacted and is the key storm support to the Riverina Cluster.