Member of Lions Club – State Parliament
With negotiations underway for the relocation of Bairnsdale Fire Station, Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, has again asked for funding to build the new facility.
Mr Bull told Parliament last week the new building, to be located near the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, should be funded in May’s State Budget after a parcel of land was secured earlier this year.
"Being more than 90 years old, the station is well outdated and has a number of associated occupational health and safety issues due to its location on the Princes Highway,” he said.
"With the Budget just around the corner, this funding should be provided by the Andrews Labor Government."
Mr Bull said despite the announcement the land had been secured, local volunteer firefighters had recently become concerned negotiations had reached a stalemate.
“Members contacted me saying they were concerned the proposed relocation had stalled, but after raising this with the CFA directly, I have been advised licence agreements are actually ‘well advanced’,” he said.
“This restores confidence within local brigade ranks and I now call on the Andrews Labor Government to commit to funding this relocation in its entirety.
“Firefighters have experienced some tough times caused by this Government in recent years and the least it can do for these volunteers is provide the funding required,” Mr Bull said.
Caption: Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, will be running a close eye over this May’s State Budget, looking for funding to relocate the Bairnsdale Fire Station.
Monday, April 2, 2018