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New Springvale Fire Station site

By: CFA Media

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  4.23 PM 30 July, 2013


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A major milestone has been reached marking the beginning of an exciting new era of emergency management at Springvale.

CFA and the City of Greater Dandenong have come to an agreement to exchange land which will eventually become the new home of the Springvale Fire Station.

“Springvale fire brigade is among CFA’s busiest, with volunteers and career staff turning out to more than 1,000 incidents every year,” CFA Southern Metropolitan Regional Director Peter Schmidt said.

“The current station, built in 1980’s, has served us well but is nearing the end of its life. We’re grateful for the cooperation of the City of Greater Dandenong in helping us make the new state of the art fire station possible in the near future.”

The current fire station at 518 Springvale Road, Springvale will be exchanged for a portion of land on the Spring Valley Reserve – just north of the existing station.

Mr Schmidt said the new site is nearly double the size of the existing site and will provide CFA with an adequate parcel of land for a new integrated station.

City of Greater Dandenong Mayor, Angela Long, said Council was pleased to be able to partner with CFA to ensure that the Springvale station will continue to provide the highest standard of fire services to this region.

“Council will continue to discuss the potential for SES and Ambulance Victoria to operate from the existing CFA station to create an emergency services precinct and enhance the ability of all services to actively work together,” Cr Long said.

Mr Schmidt said as part of Project 2016, funding had already been secured to build the new station.

“This means we will be pushing forward with building plans in close consultation with key stakeholders such as the Springvale brigade members,” he said.

 

Last Updated: 30 July 2013