Show sets sights on GS

By Charlotte Wooldridge | posted on November 26, 2020

BOGGED fourbys, long-lost machinery and buried treasures in the Great Southern could star in the next season of Aussie Salvage Squad, with the recovery team looking to film in the region.

Renewed for a third season, the show is considering teeing up some non-urgent jobs in the Denmark and Albany area for early next year that might be out of the norm.

Owner of Geographe Marine Salvage and Rescue and team leader of the marine rescue experts Luke Purdy said the crew were keen to film the next installation in their home state of WA.

“The whole crew are from Busselton originally and we’ve got a big marine engineering workshop there,” he said.

“We’re looking for the hard jobs that no one else can, or even wants to do.

“I grew up in Walpole, so I spent my whole childhood in Albany/Denmark way, and I love the fact we get to showcase WA and where we’re from.”

Mr Purdy credits the show’s ongoing success to its relatable characters and the team’s relationship, which are at the core of the program.

“It’s actually amazing to be able to do this, showcase what we do and how tight the crew are,” he said.

“They’re my best friends and they’re my family. I think that’s why people like it so much, because we’re just having a crack and keeping it real.”

The show’s fans can also expect to see a new cast member in the new season, after Mr Purdy and his partner Jayde welcomed their first son into the world.

Filming is expected to begin in January and run for eight weeks.

If you have a problem job for the Aussie Salvage Squad, send images and details to shannon@fredbird.com.au