The Warrandyte community will be better protected from the threat of fire with the construction of a new $6.5 million fire station.
Minister for Emergency Services, Jane Garrett, was on site today to officially turn the first sod on the project.
When complete, the new Warrandyte South station will feature a three-bay drive through motor room, new training areas, a protective equipment servicing area, a gymnasium, a meeting room and administrative offices.
The new station will operate on an integrated model, with career fire fighters supporting local volunteer members.
The state-of-the-art facility is expected to be complete in July 2016.
Over the past six months 15 CFA fire stations have been officially opened or upgraded, with the projects totalling more than 11 million dollars.
The Andrews Labor Government is investing of $78 million to recruit more firefighters, provide more support to emergency services and keep local communities safe across Victoria.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Emergency Services, Jane Garrett
“Warrandyte South members do a great job protecting the community and the new station will help keep locals safe.”
“The Andrews Labor Government is giving firefighters the resources they need to protect the lives of more than 3.3 million Victorians.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane
“This new station will support our firefighters in protecting Warrandyte South and surrounding communities.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020