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New fire station for Newham

By: CFA Media

Category: Vehicles / Equipment / Buildings

  12.17 PM 4 May, 2014

Location: District 2 News

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Victorian Government Media Release

A new CFA station will increase the capacity of firefighters to protect  lives and property in Newham and surrounding areas in the Macedon Ranges.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister for Bushfire  Response Kim Wells was joined by Member for Northern Victoria Region  Amanda Millar and Liberal Candidate for Macedon Donna Petrovich today to  officially open Newham CFA station.

“The Napthine Government is committed to ensuring CFA members have the  latest tools and resources needed to support the community and prepare for  and respond to emergencies,” Mr Wells said.

“This new $700,000 station has been funded through the Coalition  Government’s Rural Fire Station project and will provide a significant  upgrade that will ensure the brigade is well equipped to continue to  perform its critical work protecting lives and property.

“The Coalition Government has invested more than $125 million over the  past three years to fulfill its commitment to build 250 new or upgraded  CFA stations across the state.”

Ms Millar said the new CFA station supports the brigade’s dedicated  members who attend emergencies locally and across the state.

“The Newham brigade currently has 67 members, including some who have  provided continuous emergency response service to the community for as  long as 45 years,” Ms Millar said.

“This investment fosters growth in rural and regional Victoria and builds  on the Coalition Government’s significant work to strengthen Victoria’s  emergency services.”

The modern fire station offers ample space, a breathing apparatus washing  facility and water tanks.  It also features a spacious meeting room,  offering members a comfortable area to attend meetings and train.

Mr Wells said the Coalition Government had a strong commitment to  providing firefighters with the resources and support they need to do  their job.

“Since coming to office in 2010, the Coalition Government has provided the  CFA with more than $1.84 billion. This financial year the CFA Budget is

$446 million, $47 million more than under the last Labor budget,” Mr Wells  said.

“The Coalition Government recently announced another significant boost to  the CFA’s emergency response capabilities, investing more than $29 million  in the purchase of 78 new vehicles.

“The Coalition government is proud to support CFA members by providing  them with the facilities and equipment they need to save lives and  property.”

Last Updated: 04 May 2014