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Refurbished Bulla CFA station opened
A $243,000 upgrade to Bulla CFA station was yesterday officially opened, boosting emergency response capabilities in Melbourne’s outer west.
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Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells said the upgrade provides enhanced facilities for brigade members and will increase community protection.
“The Napthine Government is building a better and safer Victoria by increasing emergency response capabilities in Bulla and surrounding areas,” Mr Wells said.
“Bulla CFA station forms part of the Coalition Government’s $125 million commitment to build or upgrade 250 CFA stations across the state. “We have a strong and proven commitment to supporting the CFA and its firefighters who play a critical role in Victoria’s emergency response.
“The Government is well on track to deliver our commitment by November, with 230 CFA station upgrades now completed.”
Mr Wells was joined at the opening by Members for Western Metropolitan Region Bernie Finn and Andrew Elsbury, and Liberal Candidate for Sunbury Jo Hagan who welcomed the refurbishment for the local community.
“The refurbished station will be a great community resource and has been built to meet the brigade’s current and future needs,” Ms Hagan said.
“With Bulla’s volunteer firefighters attending more than 150 callouts each year, this upgrade will help ensure Bulla is better protected from the threat of fire and other emergencies.”
The station now provides the brigade’s 33 members with larger engine bays to store brigade vehicles and equipment, as well as increasing the size of the multi-purpose training room.
Mr Wells said the Napthine Government has a demonstrated commitment to supporting Victoria’s more than 55,000 CFA volunteers who generously give their time assisting others.
“In addition to millions of dollars worth of station upgrades we have also invested more than $108 million to purchase 275 CFA trucks since coming to office,” Mr Wells said.
“Volunteers are the backbone of Victoria’s emergency response and it is absolutely vital that we support them.”
Photos by Chanel Daniels