Western Australia Minister for Emergency Services Troy Buswell
New Emergency Services Facility For Cockburn
Victor P Taffa
- More than $4 Million investment in new facility for emergency services volunteers
- State Govt committed to building safer and more resilient communities
Community safety in the Cockburn area today received a significant boost with the opening of a new state-of-the-art volunteer emergency services facility.
Emergency Services Minister Troy Buswell said the purpose-built facility, with a total project value of more than $4 Million, would be the new home for the South Coogee Bush Fire Brigade and the Cockburn State Emergency Service (SES) Unit.
“The State Government is committed to protecting local Western Australian communities and it’s vital the delivery of our emergency services keeps pace with this rapid growth.” Mr. Buswell said.
The Minister said the opening of the City of Cockburn’s new emergency services collocated facility reflected the State Government’s commitment to building safer and more resilient communities and supporting local emergency services personnel.
“The City of Cockburn is one of the fastest growing areas in the metropolitan region and this wonderful facility will serve the community now and well into the future.” Mr. Buswell said.
Mr. Buswell said the new facility would provide enormous benefit for the local volunteer emergency services, both operationally and for training purposes.
“Our emergency service volunteers make such a significant contribution to community safety and it’s essential they have the latest equipment and facilities to perform their vital role.” Mr. Buswell said.
“This new facility will enhance the way our emergency services in this area train and work together, drawing together their different skills and responsibilities under one roof and supporting a collaborative and co-ordinated response.”
“In the case of a major emergency incident, this seamless approach to the delivery of emergency services will go a long way towards better supporting and protecting the local community.”
The facility has been built with financial support from the State Government, the City of Cockburn and the Federal Government.
- South Coogee Bush Fire Brigade is celebrating 40 years of service
- Brigade has 47 members
- Cockburn SES Unit began operations in 1981
- Unit has 53 members