$500,000 RFS base for Kyogle
❝It will give us a more modern and user-friendly facility in Kyogle. — Michael Brett, Superintendent, RFS Northern Rivers
KYOGLE is getting a new fire station as part of the Rural Fire Service’s commitment to upgrading its regional facilities.
RFS Northern Rivers Superintendent Michael Brett said Kyogle members were desperately in need of new headquarters.
“It has been on the boil now for about five years, to firstly identify suitable land and location and secure the funding from government which we have done, and get the necessary approvals,” Supt Brett said.
“The station they’ve got is basically too small. It’s located in the wrong spot.
“This is more centrally located, you’ve got (the) SES on the same site, so we’ve got that sort of emergency services precinct.
“(It) gives us better access for members, newer conditions, three bays, training room, meeting room, kitchen, full toilet and disabled toilet facilities, showers and a fairly large storage room.”
It’s estimated the new station will cost nearly $500,000 to build.
“This year we were able to secure some funds from the government (and) through the service (RFS). Kyogle Council is wearing some of the costs as well,” Supt Brett said.
“We are hoping it (the station) will be finished by March–April next year.
“It will give us a more modern and user-friendly facility in Kyogle.”