The Wattle Glen CFA fire station is receiving a $500,000 upgrade thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green were on site today to turn the first sod to mark the start of construction.
The building extension will provide Wattle Glen’s brigade members with superior facilities so they can get on with the job of protecting the community from fires and other emergencies.
The station upgrade is designed for future growth and will provide plenty of space for the brigade to operate from and train in.
Local construction firm Keith Miller and Sons Builders P/L was awarded the contract to build the extension, which is due for completion in August 2017.
While the previous Liberal Government slashed $66 million from the CFA budget, the Labor Government is investing in our fire services to keep Victorian communities safe.
The Labor Government is rebuilding stations in places like Huntly, Buninyong, Plenty and Edithvale and delivered 70 additional trucks for CFA volunteer brigades.
The Government also recently announced that volunteer brigades will receive an additional 28 trucks as part of a $35 million Emergency Management Volunteers Package.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino
“The Wattle Glen CFA brigade has always done an outstanding job with what they have had to work with.”
“This is a busy, fire-prone area and Wattle Glen’s firefighters deserve a bigger and better fire station. This extension will give them the space and first-rate facilities they need to fight fires and save lives.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green
“Last year, 49 brigade members tackled steep terrain and winding roads to attend 74 incidents in a high fire risk area.”
“I want to thank all Wattle Glen brigade members for their service and dedication to keeping the community safe.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020