Northern Territory Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Services Nicole Manison
New Katherine Fire Rescue And Emergency Services Complex Opens
Victor P Taffa
Northern Territory Government is creating safer communities by ensuring our frontline emergency responders have the best resources possible.
Today the Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Nicole Manison attended the opening of the new $8.5 Million Katherine Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services Complex.
“Territory Government is ensuring our vital emergency personnel have the best resources possible to do the tough job they have.” Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Services Nicole Manison said.
“This facility will ease the cramped conditions of the old fire station and provide Katherine Firefighters and emergency service volunteers with a modern facility that they need and that they deserve. It also gives our hardworking Katherine Police more operational space at their station.”
Facility created around 240 jobs during construction, and will be home to 15 career and auxiliary Fire and Rescue staff and Emergency Service volunteer staff.
New station will provide modern firefighting and emergency capability needs and will improve response times to allow NTPFES to provide services more effectively.
“18 years of lobbying by the dedicated firefighters, volunteer firefighters and so many members of our Katherine community for a new facility has finally become a reality.” Member for Katherine Sandra Nelson said.
It includes additional workspace for vehicles and safety equipment, new training facilities, and accommodation for fire crews or volunteers on standby.
NTPFES Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services
New Katherine Fire Station