Marine Rescue Hervey Bay has developed a strategic plan to help us to move forward as a unit over the next 15 years.
Marine Rescue Hervey Bay Strategic Plan
2 -5 years:
Replace HBRSL Rescue with a suitable vessel
Upgrade the pontoon infrastructure and access
Upgrade the building facilities – boat shed, office extensions, offices, accommodation
Develop a budget by 1 July annually
Replace the unit vehicle
Public information and awareness program
Better inter agency relations
Replace membership system with integrated user friendly system
Remove existing carport and boat storage and replace with car parking
Educate boat owners to use their radios for log on and off.
Training of VMR working members to service life jackets as an income source for VMR.
Investigate options for “out of area”/reciprocal membership
Develop additional sponsorship agreements across all levels
Instigate an annual fund raising program
Refurb/replace primary search & rescue vessel (Rescue 1)
Refurb/replace Rib (Rescue 3)
Enhance public training & awareness, community involvement
State of the art Radio room
Renovate existing VMR building to better utilise floor space and extend upstairs area out over existing boat shed.
Make our base wheelchair friendly.
Install lift for access upstairs for disabled membership thus giving an opportunity to a new working membership.
Encourage business and Government sponsorship to achieve the above result.
Established as best practice Squadron for Marine Rescue
Encourage a much younger age demographic to volunteer at all marine rescue bases to better serve our community.
Replace primary response vessel with suitable vessel (Rescue 2)