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AVCG Geelong - New engine replacement

Swinburne Street, North Geelong, 3215

In the 2017-18 State Budget, the Victorian Government allocated $60,000 for new engine upgrades for Geelong Volunteer Coast Guard's (AVCG Geelong) CG8 search-and-rescue vessel.

Situated in the local government area of Greater Geelong, AVCG Geelong plays an important role in the safety of water users in the local area, by responding to marine emergencies and raising community awareness about marine safety.

AVCG Geelong received two new Suzuki engines (200h/p) for its CG8 vessel, which are now in use.

These engine upgrades will ensure the search-and-rescue vessel meets commercial standards, enabling the committed and dedicated volunteers to continue to service their local community and assist other emergency service agencies.

The Marine Search and Rescue office within Emergency Management Victoria is in regular communication with AVCG Geelong to ensure volunteers are provided with the vessels and equipment they need to keep their local community safe on the water.

Current investment $60,000

Victorian Government $60,000

  • In planning
  • In progress
  • Under construction
  • Completed

Completion date December 2018

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