Discussions begin on new SES headquarters but no timeline yet
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder chief executive Don Burnett has confirmed talks have started to decide a potential site for new SES headquarters.
Although he would not be drawn on the site location, Mr Burnett said the local DFES regional manager was in discussions with the SES over a potential site.
“It’s DFES’ call on where it goes because it’s their shed. The site we’ve discussed seems to be OK from a DFES point of view but we’re having a talk with SES about it,” he said.
“It’s in their court to go work out whether that’s a suitable site or not.”
Emergency Services Minister Joe Francis yesterday confirmed money for the facility had been set aside.
“We haven’t said we’re not going to give it to them but it’s up to council to come up with a plan or a strategy that will allow them to make a fairly small contribution to site works,” he said.
“I had a number of conver- sations with the former CEO. Obviously he has now resigned, and I am happy to continue the conversation with a new CEO.
“SES units are products of local governments with the support of the State.”
Mr Burnett would not comment on a timeline for the project or when it was expected to come back to council.
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