Funding announced for Tatura fire station
The Andrews Government announced $1.7 million in funding last week for a new fire station at Tatura, delivering a major boost to emergency services in the Goulburn Valley region.
Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp visited Tatura Fire Brigade to announce the funding, with construction to start in 2019 on a section of Tatura Racecourse and Recreation Reserve.
Mr Gepp said the new station would provide a safer environment for the volunteers and would help them respond quickly to fires and other emergencies.
‘‘The Andrews Labor Government is supporting our firefighters by giving them the infrastructure, equipment and training they need to respond to emergencies and keep people safe,’’ he said.
The station has been funded out of the additional $60 million the Labor Government announced for the state’s fire services last October.
‘‘The new station at Tatura will be a significant boost to fire services in the region, giving the Tatura Fire Brigade a modern base from which they can respond to emergencies,’’ Labor candidate for Shepparton Bill Heath said.
The existing station on Casey St, which was built in 1971, will be left behind; the new station will have a range ofmodern features including a minimum three-bay motor room, turn-out areas for volunteers, modern offices, a multipurpose room, disabilitycompliant amenities and a workshop.
The Tatura Fire Brigade currently has 54 volunteer members and responds to about 115 incidents each year.
Happy with news: Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp and Labor candidate for Shepparton Bill Heath celebrate with Tatura CFAmembers and volunteers.
Fire station funds: Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp announces $1.7 million in funding for a new fire station at Tatura.