State Emergency Service Chelsea Unit

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — I raise a matter tonight for the Minister for Emergency Services, and the action I seek is for the minister to visit the Chelsea State Emergency Service (SES) unit in my electorate to seek to understand some of its future needs and constraints on its current site. The Chelsea SES is one of two wonderful volunteer organisations in my community that stand out, alongside the Edithvale Country Fire Authority. Chelsea SES has grown significantly and can no longer house all of its vehicles. A future plan to potentially join with Moorabbin SES is on the cards. I am looking forward to meeting with the City of Kingston to see what it thinks about some of those merger issues.

I ask that the Minister for Emergency Services join with me in meeting with Chelsea SES on site to talk through this merger to see what its future needs and priorities are.