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Budget delivers 142 more stations
CFA has welcomed a Victorian Government investment of $61 million for new and upgraded volunteer fire stations.
Over the next two years CFA will build or upgrade the remaining 142 of the promised 250 rural fire stations promised by the Victoria Government.
This is in addition to 108 rural fire stations already completed over the past two years.
“This latest announcement represents an unprecedented investment by the Victorian Government in volunteer facilities,” CFA Chief Executive Officer Mick Bourke said.
"It will ensure our hard working volunteers have the most modern facilities to support their work to protect lives and property.”
Mr Bourke said the Victorian Government had already invested more than $53.7 million in the Rural Fire Stations Progra over the past two years.
“The 142 stations to be built in the coming two years are all rural fire stations and will be greatly appreciated not just by volunteer firefighters, but local communities as well,” Mr Bourke said.
“Already, many brigades are already sharing these wonderful new facilities with community groups and in many towns they are the only public facility available.
“Today’s announcement is wonderful news –especially for our committed volunteers – across many regions and brigades.”