HOT TO TROT - TAMWORTH’S NEW $4.8M FIRE STATION SET TO START
Plans for Tamworth’s $4.79 million state-of-the-art fire station in South Tamworth continue to progress after a meeting with the architect in Tamworth on Tuesday, 18 December.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson MP said the erection of banners at the site address, 9 to 11 The Ringers Road was a small step in the construction of the new 24-hour fire station.
“In the 2017-18 Budget, the NSW Government allocated $600,000 to purchase land for the station.
“In the June 2018 budget, the additional $140,000 will be used to design the fire station and Zone Office which will include training facilities, gym, and separate amenities for a diverse workforce and a dual engine bay.
“This funding will assist the architects to further develop plans and designs and we’re expecting the earth to start moving in the new financial year.
“Our firefighters do an outstanding job protecting their local communities from fires, emergencies and natural disasters.
“A new state-of-the-art Fire Station will give firefighters the facilities they need to protect this community for years to come.
“We will keep backing our firefighters to ensure they have the best resources available to keep them safe and to protect our communities as they go about their daily business.
“We are on track for this project to be completed in 2020 and I look forward to showcasing the plans for this much needed facility as soon as they’re ready,” Mr Anderson concluded.
Acting Zone Commander, Superintendent Tom Cooper said once completed, the proposed Ringers Road station will be the leading facility in regional NSW.
“It will be based on the Ballina Station design which is the latest construction for NSW Fire and Rescue,” Supt Cooper said.
With Fire and Rescue Zone Commander, Superintendent Tom Cooper at the Ringers Road construction site.