Volunteer Marine Rescue QLD funding uncertain
The Queensland Government is yet to make a decision on the future of Marine Rescue Services
Posted on 05.06.2020
Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR) Queensland is calling on the State Government to make an urgent decision on the organisation’s future, with local groups struggling to fundraise for vital rescue equipment.
The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service began a review into VMR and the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard in 2018, with a list of recommendations provided to the State Government in January this year.
VMR Queensland president Graham Kingston said the Blue Water Review had been a drawn-out process.
- The Blue Water Review into volunteer marine rescue organisations began in 2018 with extensive consultation
- Recommendations were provided to cabinet for consideration in January 2020
- A merger between Volunteer Marine Rescue and the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard could make both organisations sustainable
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