FIRE brigades across the Mornington Peninsula will soon be able to apply for money from Mornington Peninsula Shire for projects supported by volunteers.
Council has voted to set up a working group to disperse the $300,000 it received from the sale of land to the Country Fire Authority in 2018.
The working group will have a representative from both the Western Port and peninsula CFA groups, a shire representative and an independent member. Once established, the group will invite all local fire brigades to submit applications.
CFA group officer Western Port, David Breadmore, said brigades were grateful and appreciative of the grant from the shire, and were looking forward to working on projects that benefit all peninsula brigades and communities.
The mayor Cr Anthony Marsh said emergency services did an “amazing job” of looking after the community’s safety, “so it’s great to be able to give something back”.