Place-Based Purchasing Trial for Primary Producer Brigades now open in Blackall / Tambo Regional Council Area

Thursday, 15 Nov 2018

A grant process is now available to Primary Producer Brigades within the Blackall Tambo Regional Council Area (refer list below), allowing them to complete a simple application form to apply for funds to access locally sourced equipment and services that are not supplied on the RFS free stores list.
These requests for locally supplied equipment and services will be presented to a committee consisting of a Superintendent, Rural Fire Service (RFS); Area Director, Barcaldine and Emerald, RFS, two representatives from eligible PPBs and two Council representatives.
This will allow brigades to access extra community defence equipment and services, without the rigour of each brigade having and individual bank account and treasurer. A secondary benefit is that the money will be spent at local businesses.
The RFBAQ instigated this initiative in 2014 and have tested the community need with the 2016 QFES/RFBAQ PPB Community Defence Grants Programme and the 2017 RFBAQ PPB Roadshow.
To have QFES adopt and trial this scheme in Western Queensland shows the renewed support from RFS for the 50% of Rural Fire Brigades who are classified as PPB’s.
Attached for your information is a copy of a letter to eligible Brigade Secretaries. (PPB’s in Blackall/Tambo Regional Council Area only)
A copy of the grant funding application form is available here. (Trial is for PPB’s in Blackall/Tambo Regional Council Area only)
Closing dates for applications are:
  • Round 1 Closing Date: 31 January 2019
  • Round 2 Closing Date: 30 April 2019
List of Eligible Brigades:
  • Blackwater RFB
  • Caldervale RFB
  • Champion RFB
  • Duthie Park RFB
  • Eastwood RFB
  • Elizabeth Creek RFB
  • Goonadee RFB
  • Greendale RFB
  • Hermit RFB
  • Isis RFB
  • Lilydale RFB
  • Mexico RFB
  • Middle Creek RFB
  • Tarves RFB
  • Terrick Terrick RFB
  • Toolmaree RFB
  • Ward Road RFB
  • Windeyer RFB
  • Wooroolah RFB
Please note: This funding is for items related to Rural Fire Brigade business that are not already provided by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES).

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