New home for Wodonga firefighters a step closer

CFA conducted a tour of the Wodonga fire station site for Mayor of Wodonga, Cr Anna Speedie and other stakeholders including emergency service organisations this month. 


Wodonga OIC Ashley Mills points out parts of the construction to local emergency service personnel.

An information session followed afterwards at the Thomas-Mitchell Drive site to discuss the benefits of this significant community project.

The $7.8 million locally-built fire station is on track to be finished later this year.

Officer In Charge Ashley Mills welcomed the progress of the new multi-million dollar facility.

“This is a significant investment in CFA and the community of Wodonga, which will significantly increase capability not only in Wodonga but in surrounding communities as well,” Mr Mills said.

“This project is on track and is a fantastic result for everyone involved.

 “The building of the new fire station is part of the infrastructure works supporting the addition of 350 new firefighters across the state, as part of the CFA’s Growth Programs. 

"Wodonga is the fourth largest city in regional Victoria and is ideal for such a program.”

The station will have five motor bays and 10 bedrooms to accommodate the growing workforce and help meet increasing service delivery needs in the community.

Local builder Southern Cross Developers is undertaking construction.

The current Wodonga fire station located in Smythe Street is more than 40 years old.

Author: Brienna Snare