Victoria Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino
Demolition Works Pave Way For Brand New CFA Station (Country Fire Authority)
Victor P Taffa
Edithvale is a step closer to receiving a new CFA station, thanks to the Andrews Government.
Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson today went for a tour of the site, which will be transformed into a $3.35 Million station with four vehicle bays.
Mr. Merlino took a sledgehammer to the original fire station, which is being knocked down and redeveloped.
“In 2014 we promised to deliver a new fire station for Edithvale and we’re getting it done.” Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino said.
“This $3.35 Million redevelopment will ensure firefighters have the resources they need get on with the job of keeping the community safe.”
Edithvale Fire Brigade members were consulted on amenities at the new fire station and their input has been vital.
New custom-designed, four-bay fire Edithvale Fire Station will feature a new meeting room and business hub so members can work or study on site while waiting for an emergency call out. The redevelopment will accommodate the brigade’s growing membership and increased demand for the local community.
During the visit Mr. Merlino and Mr. Richardson met local resident John Hennessey who sold his property to the Country Fire Authority ahead of a range of attractive offers from developers. Mr. Hennessey has been a long-time neighbour and supporter of the brigade.
“I would like to thank the Edithvale Fire Brigade for carrying on their duties diligently from their temporary facility at Chelsea Heights while work is underway.” Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson said.
“I also thank John Hennessey, who sold his property to the CFA to make way for the new fire station. Your support is hugely appreciated.”
CFA Brigade serves communities in
- Chelsea Heights,
Regularly supporting surrounding CFA brigades at
- Carrum Downs,
- Metropolitan Fire Brigade area,
- Patterson River,
New Edithvale station is due for completion in December 2017.