Work To Commence On A New Charleville Fire Station

Work To Commence On A New Charleville Fire Station

Acting Queensland Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Anthony Lynham

Building The Future – Charleville Set To Benefit From $2.509 Million Fire Station 

Victor P Taffa

Charleville is set to benefit from a new $2.509 Million auxiliary fire station, with work set to commence later this year.

The station will be built across the road from the current location, on the site of the old Warrego Club, at 95 Galatea Street, Charleville.

Acting Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Dr. Anthony Lynham said this project was an important step towards improving an essential service for south-western Queensland now and into the future.

“While the current Charleville station has served the community well, the heritage-listed building is no longer the most appropriate accommodation for a modern firefighting response.” Dr. Lynham said.

“This new station is a key stepping stone in enhancing capability in the Charleville area and will include state-of-the-art equipment, training facilities and will greatly support the local workforce’s operational needs.”

Dr. Lynham said the current station, which has become an iconic building for the town, would be refurbished for office and support functions within the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES).

“We see Charleville as a regional hub to support operations across the south-western region.” Dr. Lynham said.

“Upgrading and expanding these facilities will not only benefit the Charleville community but the region as a whole.”

Dr. Lynham said the project was expected to be completed by mid-2018 and was well underway, with the demolition of the club now completed and the tender process set to commence prior to Christmas.

With the current station still fully operational, Dr. Lynham said the Charleville community would continue to be serviced by Fire and Rescue auxiliary personnel during construction.

“We’ll ensure the local community stays safe with local Fire and Rescue services operating from the current station, until the new one is complete.” Dr. Lynham said.