Tuesday 21 August 2018
Scoresby CFA scores $2.5 million station upgrade
State Member for Rowville, Kim Wells and Shadow Minister for Emergency Services, Brad Battin announced that an elected Liberal Nationals Government will fund a new $2.5 million CFA station in Scoresby.
The Liberal Nationals will join with the Scoresby CFA to jointly fund the construction of a new CFA station at the current site on Sara Road, Scoresby, contributing $1.5 million towards the build.
The Scoresby CFA will contribute $1 million from existing assets and community fundraising efforts, reflecting the dedicated commitment of the volunteer brigade of 60 members which attends around 600 callouts each year.
The new larger station is designed to suit larger urban areas, such as Scoresby, which services call-outs to local residential areas, large commercial and industrial areas, parklands, Eastlink and Knox Council facilities. The new station will have the capacity to accommodate a pumper, tanker, hoselayer and a 4WD vehicle with 3-4 drive through motor bays.
Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Emergency Services, Brad Battin:
“The Liberal Nationals rebuilt or upgraded more than 250 CFA stations when last in government and we are committed to continuing our strong tradition of supporting the CFA.
These new facilities will improve the health and safety for all volunteers so they can continue to keep not only Rowville, but all Victorians safe.
The Liberal Nationals are building a safer Victoria by ensuring Scoresby is better protected from the threat of fires and other emergencies than ever before.”
Comments attributable to Member for Rowville, Kim Wells:
“It is vital that the Scoresby community has the resources it needs to fight fires and protect our communities when we need help the most and this new facility will provide that.
This investment will provide our hardworking firefighters with the necessary equipment and facilities to accommodate firefighting vehicles and train firefighting crews. This will be an enormous benefit to Scoresby, the City of Knox and the surrounding communities for years to come.
Only a Matthew Guy led Liberal Nationals Government will fund this important infrastructure project, which will strengthen Knox’s emergency services.”