RINGERS ROAD HOME TO TAMWORTH’S NEW $4.8M FIRE STATION
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson welcomed funding for a $4.79 million state-of-the-art fire station in South Tamworth announced in the NSW Budget.
“In the 2017-18 Budget, the NSW Government allocated $600,000 to purchase land at 9-11 The Ringers Road for the new 24-hour fire station.
“The additional $140,000 in funding in this year’s Budget 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 would ensure the project continues to progress as soon as possible.
“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.
“I’m extremely proud the NSW Government is continuing to invest in the safety of our region by providing our firefighters with the latest equipment and resources,” 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.
Since Tamworth transitioned to a 24 hour station in December last year, firefighters have responded to 129 fires, 58 motor vehicle accidents and numerous other incidents.
Caption: Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson with Acting Zone Commander, Superintendent Tom Cooper at the site of the proposed fire station.