Member of Lions Club – State Parliament
Gippsland East Nationals MP Tim Bull has welcomed news that the land for the new Bairnsdale Fire Brigade station has been secured at the rear of the Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning offices in Main Street.
“This is terrific news for Bairnsdale Fire Brigade members who have been squeezed for space for some time in the existing ninety year old Fire Station across the road from the water tower, Mr. Bull said.
“There’s a lot of good memories associated with the existing building, but it’s no longer able to provide the facilities demanded of a modern firefighting service as well as posing some serious safety issues on a road that sees considerably more traffic.
“The relocation has been discussed for some years now and I am pleased we have been able to reach this significant point in the process.
“Given the latest step, I have written to the Minister for Emergency Services seeking a commitment in next year’s State Government budget for a funding allocation to build the new station.
“Our Bairnsdale CFA members have been the custodians for more than ninety years of the great Australian tradition of volunteer firefighting and the move is an exciting time in the brigade’s history.
“A new station will help to keep that tradition alive with modern facilities that are safe and fit for purpose so given we now have the land secured, I’ll be pushing hard to get the funds so the project can be started.” Mr Bull said.
Caption: Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull looks forward to the next chapter in Bairnsdale Fire Brigade’s long history of volunteer service to the community.
Friday, February 9, 2018