A memorial garden to honour late Country Fire Service volunteer Louise Hincks has received a boost, with the state government to provide $15,000 towards its establishment.
A much-loved and respected senior firefighter with the Happy Valley CFS brigade, Ms Hincks was killed when struck by falling tree while battling the Coles bushfire, near Lucindale, in January.
The garden will be located at the Happy Valley CFS station on an existing grassed area.
Premier Peter Malinauskas said Ms Hincks was a "hero".
"Her bravery to protect the lives of South Australians will forever remind us of the true definition of service," he said.
Local Davenport MP Erin Thompson said the loss had a deep impact on the wider community.
"Constructing a memorial garden will ensure that Louise's legacy lives on forever," she said.
"Not only will Louise's family, friends and colleagues be able to visit the garden to remember her, but the broader community will be reminded of her sacrifice and dedication each time they walk or drive past."
It will house up to four cherry blossom plants - Ms Hincks' favourite tree - a garden bed, a plinth stone with a commemoration plaque, three benches and two paintings within the garden.
The CFS Foundation has offered to co-ordinate the building and establishment of this garden.
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