Diamond Valley wins big from Growing Suburbs Fund
The community of Wattle Glen now has a fully refurbished and redeveloped fire station, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government.
Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green officially opened the upgraded facility today.
Ms Green said the redeveloped station will offer vastly improved facilities for the 49 volunteer firefighters who respond to about 110 fire and other emergency calls each year.
The improvements include an extension that provides members with a new motor room, as well as a turn-out area, new office, workshop, kitchen, toilets and a car park.
The upgrade has been made possible by a grant of $500,000 from the Labor Government, and $275,000 from CFA.
The Wattle Glen Brigade contributed $125,000, which included an Emergency Management Victoria grant of $50,000.
Ms Green also handed over the keys to a new state-of-the-art fire vehicle, which will help keep the surrounding community safe.
The new Hino Cab Chassis can carry up to five CFA personnel and is designed primarily for operation in wildfires.
The new tanker was funded through a $290,000 grant from the Victorian Government’s Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP), with an additional $50,000 contributed from the brigade.
Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green
“The redevelopment of the CFA fire station at Wattle Glen is an important investment in community safety.”
“The upgrade and new firefighting vehicle will boost the brigade’s capacity to protect homes in the built-up part of its response area, as well as rural properties located in more remote areas.”