Water trailer for Quaama

As part of the ongoing work to support community bushfire recovery Rotary Club of Bega President, Dorothea Polonyi, met with Veronica Abbott, Coordinator of the Quaama Bushfire Relief Centre to handover a Firefighter Water Trailer.  This was made possible by a generous donation from The Rotary Club of Corrimal which has made a significant contribution to bushfire recovery programs in the Bega Valley.  The Corrimal Club has also made provision for further support if/ when the Recovery Centre is able to relocate to its proposed demountable.

While the trailer, manufactured and supplied by Rural and Outback Trailers in Braidwood, has been designed to support fire-fighting efforts, its principal role, with its 1500 litre food grade water tank, will be to re-supply drinking water to some 120 residents who are still relying on temporary IBC tanks for their home water supply. 

As this requirement reduces, the trailer will be retained by the Quaama Community to support other community redevelopment programs such as tree planting and maintenance activities.  It will also be available for fire-fighting, hopefully not in the near future.

Also present at the handover this morning, Peter Buggy of Sapphire Coast Projects Inc., long-time supporters of the Quaama Bushfire Relief Centre.

Further Information on this story:

Dorothea Polonyi               0405 644 961         

Veronica Abbott                 0437 263 128


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