POSSIBLE SITES SOUGHT FOR NEW $4.79 MILLION FIRE STATION
The search is underway for a site to house Tamworth’s brand new $4.79 million state-of-the-art fire station Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson announced today.
The new facility will replace the existing West Tamworth fire station and the regional zone office in white street, with construction due to be completed in 2020.
Mr Anderson said the search for the new site is well underway ensuring that an ideal location is chosen to better protect the community.
“We want to ensure the new station is built in a location that best serves the community and provides quicker response times to all parts of Tamworth. When the emergency call comes in, it’s critical that fire trucks respond as quickly as possible, those first few minutes could mean the difference between saving a life and property.
“The new location will need to be large enough and central enough to house both retained and permanent firefighters and their equipment.
“As well as a new fire station in Tamworth the existing Carthage Street site is also being upgraded to accommodate 24 hour staffing which takes effect in December this year. To make that happen 10 new jobs have been created and that means new families to our region.
“Because of this Government’s record investment in the Tamworth area we continue to see unprecedented growth which is why the new Tamworth fire station is a priority for me and Fire and Rescue NSW. I made this a commitment at the 2015 election and I am proud to be delivering on it.
“Our firefighters do extraordinary work, often under very difficult and dangerous circumstances and a new fire station will give firefighters in Tamworth the facilities they need to continue their important work for generations to come and better protect our growing communities.”
“I’m extremely proud the NSW Government is investing in the safety of our region by providing our firefighters with the latest equipment and resources,” Mr Anderson concluded.