Fears where there’s smoke, there’s fire

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res­i­dent Ant Ulijn said.

The se­ri­ous­ness of the res­i­dents’ con­cerns prompted Emer­gency Ser­vices Min­is­ter Joe Fran­cis, DFES Com­mis­sioner Wayne Greg­son and East Perth fire sta­tion district of­fi­cer David Young to at­tend the fo­rum.

“We need a new sta­tion on the north west of Perth, near the free­way, so we can have re­sponse times at an ac­cept­able stan­dard,” Mr Fran­cis said, be­fore say­ing the sta­tion had to go ahead or “waste” mil­lions of dol­lars spent on plan­ning and con­sid­er­ing other sites.

Mr Greg­son said he would con­sider all the res­i­dents’ is­sues, in­clud­ing a buf­fer zone, and sug­gested lights and sirens could be turned on up to 100m from the sta­tion.

Medium-den­sity hous­ing would neigh­bour the sta­tion, the plans of which cur­rently lacked a buf­fer zone, in­cluded an 8m train­ing tower res­i­dents claimed would in­trude on pri­vacy, and would po­ten­tially store chem­i­cals and fuel, which the res­i­dents claimed re­quired an En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Au­thor­ity study.

Mon­ica Wood, Adrian Ward, Marie Giorgi, Jean Ward, and Jess Black are among res­i­dents con­cerned about the sta­tion.

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