New digs for Dimboola Brigade coming soon

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Dimboola’s CFA Brigade will soon have a brand-new fire station as work commences on the new High Street site in the coming weeks.


Dimboola’s fire station has been at Lloyd Street for more than 100 years, but the current building is no longer large enough to house the thriving brigade.

The new station will feature larger training areas, meeting rooms, amenities, storage and more onsite parking for volunteers.

It will also feature a three-bay wide garage for up to four emergency vehicles, and a dedicated turn-out area.

Dimboola Captain Ashley Wallace said the brigade was thrilled to be one step closer to moving into the new station.

“It’s all about space for us, we have well-outgrown our old station and our appliances are packed in very tightly,” Captain Wallace said.

“We’ll have more space for training around the back of the station, and a good separate space for a turn-out room too.

“The brigade has been fundraising for months to contribute to the build.

“We’ve had some incredibly generous contributions to the project from people, businesses, and community groups near and far, and with the build starting soon the fundraising program will be brought to a close at the end of March.

“We are so grateful to the community and local businesses for donating whatever they could.

“The community has helped us to keep serving them well into the future,” he said.

The Dimboola station will be completed at a similar time to Warracknabeal’s new station, representing a significant investment in the region.

CFA’s Chief Officer Jason Heffernan said the modern, new building will reflect and support the professionalism of the brigade.

“This state-of-the-art facility will embody and support the modern and professional service that Dimboola brigade provide to their community,” he said.

“Dimboola also houses the CFA Ebenezer Group Headquarters, so the new station will be an important asset for the whole area.”

The Dimboola station is one of 16 new builds funded under the Victorian Government’s $126m CFA Capability Package.

The total investment is approximately $2m, including funds raised by the brigade through a combination of community donations and grants.

The building is scheduled for completion later this year.


Submitted by CFA Media