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New fire stations for Wyndham
Melbourne’s fast growing outer west will receive new fire stations thanks to a state government announcement made earlier this morning.
CFA welcomes today’s announcement by Treasurer Tim Pallas of $7.5 million in funding to acquire land and build brand new fire stations in Truganina and Wyndham Vale.
A total of $3.75 million of Growing Areas Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC) funding will be allocated to each station, with $1.5 million put towards the acquisition of land for each site and $2.25 million put towards the development of modern, well equipped stations.
The new stations will assist local brigades in incident response, alleviate pressure on surrounding brigades and provide modern facilities for CFA volunteer firefighters.
CFA Chair Greg Smith said the stations would serve the brigades well and would cater to current and future needs.
“The funding announced will greatly assist these two brigades as they go about CFA’s important mission – protecting lives and property in their communities,” he said.
“Critically, it will also deliver flow-on benefits for surrounding brigades in this rapidly expanding community. In the face of such growth and change it is incumbent on CFA to remain a modern, responsive and agile organisation.
“We are committed to providing our firefighters – volunteer and career – with the best possible support as they go about their duties, and today’s announcement will greatly assist in this aim.
“I am confident these new stations will improve firefighting capability, and will see CFA members continue to protect their community, and those around it, with great distinction for many years to come.”
The stations are due for completion by June 2019.