Home for fire station soon
CONSTRUCTION on the West Gidgegannup Fire Station will start immediately after years of red tape and no permanent home for the volunteer fire brigade.
Councillor Charlie Zanino put forward a motion to approve construction immediately, utilising City and grant funding available from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.
The Council also resolved to contribute $632,500 to be added to the draft 2018-19 budget to cover project works.
West Gidgegannup Fire Station captain Beau Algeri said the volunteer brigade were ecstatic at the news. “Now we can deliver a station in the next year or two, where as we could have been waiting up to four years,” he said.
“It’s a major breakthrough. This is not a want. This is a need to protect our community and support other nearby communities.”