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Council provides ongoing support to RFDS

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RFDS receives donation from Council – Shannon Coggins, Mayor Jack Dempsey, Matt Oppermann and Georgia Neville.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) has announced another valuable financial contribution from the Bundaberg Regional Council.

For the third straight year, Council has donated $50,000 to be used at the Bundaberg RFDS Base.

The local base is one of Queensland’s busiest aeromedical transfer locations with almost 2500 patients transferred by the local crew in the past 12 months.

RFDS (Queensland Section) CEO Meredith Staib said the funds would contribute to important day to day operations.

“The significant population growth across the Bundaberg Region in the past 18-months has meant our services are being called on more than ever before,” Ms Staib said.

“Every dollar we get goes back into providing the lifesaving care the RFDS is renowned for.

“I’d like to sincerely thank Bundaberg Regional Council Mayor Jack Dempsey and his team of councillors and staff for their continuing support.”

Mayor Jack Dempsey said Council was proud to continue its support of the RFDS.

“As a community we are so thankful for the presence of the RFDS and their skilled crew in our region,” Mayor Dempsey said.

“They not only provide lifesaving and essential services, but the RFDS has invested in our region through its aeromedical base and the new training facility which is under construction.”

The RFDS (Queensland Section) is currently developing a new world-class aviation training facility adjacent to its Bundaberg Base with council’s generous donation of a parcel of land valued at over $400,000.

Once completed, the new facility will house the only full-motion Beechcraft King Air B350/360 Fusion flight training simulator outside of the United States.

It’s anticipated the new simulator will generate significant local community and commercial opportunities.

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