MP called upon to sup­port fire shed

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

FED­ERAL MP for Daw­son Ge­orge Chris­tensen has shown his sup­port for the Can­non­va­l­ley Ru­ral Fire Brigade to fund a mul­ti­ple use shed.

The shed, which would be built on Robin­son Road in Can­non­vale, would pro­vide a spot for ser­vice ve­hi­cles and equip­ment as well as a place to hold meet­ings and train­ing in­stead of the homes of volunteers.

Mr Chris­tensen said the project was a “no brainer”.

“I don’t think it’s a big ask, if the State Gov­ern­ment got in­volved they should gift it to the ser­vice,” he said.

“It’s not like it’s a pri­vate de­vel­oper ask­ing for it, it’s for a com­mu­nity fa­cil­ity.”

Fire War­den, Peter An­der­son said they were ask­ing the State Gov­ern­ment for $130,000 for the 1000sq km piece of land to build.

“We have 470 prop­er­ties to pro­tect here and 40 mem­bers who are be­com­ing dis­heart­ened,” he said.

“We’ve been try­ing to get this off the ground for six years.”

PLAN­NING: Tim Mur­phy, Peter An­der­son, MP Ge­orge Chris­tensen, Tim Mur­phy and Robert Downey at the lo­ca­tion on Robin­son Road where the new shed would be built.

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