Cash for new fire sta­tion

Shepparton News - - NEWS - By Ash­lea Wi­toslawski

Emer­gency ser­vices in the re­gion have re­ceived a boost with the Vic­to­rian Gov­ern­ment fund­ing a new fire sta­tion in Nagam­bie.

State Mem­ber for North­ern Vic­to­ria Ja­clyn Symes and La­bor can­di­date for Euroa Fionna Dep­pel­erMor­ton vis­ited the Nagam­bie fire sta­tion yes­ter­day to an­nounce a new $1.35 mil­lion fa­cil­ity.

Land has been ac­quired on High St to build the new sta­tion and re­place the cur­rent sta­tion on Vine St, which was opened in 1955 but no longer meets the needs of the bri­gade and the com­mu­nity.

‘‘Our ded­i­cated Nagam­bie CFA fire­fight­ers are prep­ping for the sum­mer bush­fire sea­son and this is fan­tas­tic news that the La­bor Gov­ern­ment will fund their new home,’’ Ms Symes said.

‘‘The new Nagam­bie sta­tion will pro­vide the bri­gade a mod­ern base from which they can re­spond to emer­gen­cies.’’

Ms Dep­peler-Mor­ton said she looked for­ward to see­ing works com­mence.

‘‘I look for­ward to see­ing work start on the Nagam­bie sta­tion so our ded­i­cated vol­un­teers have a brand new home to not only work from but to at­tract and train fu­ture vol­un­teers.’’

Con­struc­tion of the new fire sta­tion will start next year, with con­sul­ta­tion to be­gin be­tween the CFA, lo­cal CFA Dis­trict 22 and the bri­gades to fi­nalise the plans and pro­ject data.

Ms Symes and Ms Dep­peler-Mor­ton also vis­ited the al­most­com­plete $260 000 boat ramp at Ma­jor Creek Stream­side Re­serve in Mitchell­stown and an­nounced $264 870 in fund­ing for up­grades and ex­pan­sion at Ride Av­enue Kindergarten in Be­nalla.

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