October 26, 2015

Ballina’s Marine Rescue Tower given the green light

Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith MP is pleased to announce she has successfully negotiated with the Government to deliver a new Marine Rescue Tower in Ballina. 

“It is with a strong sense of gratitude and a deep respect for the tireless commitment of Ballina’s Marine Rescue Volunteers that I proudly announce that the funding for the construction of the new Marine Tower has been secured,” Member for Ballina Tamara Smith said.

“I wish to sincerely thank Premier Mike Baird for his Government’s contribution of $215,000 towards the final costing of the Marine Tower project.

“I am pleased to announce that I will be delivering $200,000 in grant funding to Marine Rescue NSW to support the construction of the Ballina Marine Rescue Tower.

This breakthrough comes after more than a decade of inaction.


“I am sure this news will come as a great relief to the Ballina and wider community, particularly those who’ve been campaigning for a new tower for over a decade."

"I'm delighted to have delivered this important facility and will continue to ensure our community gets the support it needs"


This success shows that an active community and a strong local MP can cut through the red tape and secure funding for these important projects.

“May the Tower lean on no longer, and let the building begin!”

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