Home for fire sta­tion soon

The Advocate (Perth) - - NEWS -

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.”

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