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Monday, 10 September 2012

EDWARDS CALLS ON MINISTER TO ENSURE THAT CFA CUTS WILL NOT DELAY NEW KANGAROO FLAT FIRE STATION

Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards used the regional Parliamentary sitting in Ballarat to call on the National Party Leader and Minister for Emergency Services, Peter Ryan to give an undertaking to the people of Kangaroo Flat and the Kangaroo Flat CFA that his government’s $41 million cuts to the CFA budget will not impact on the building of the planned new Kangaroo Flat fire station.

Ms Edwards said the Kangaroo Flat CFA volunteers had provided enormous support during the Black Saturday fires in Bendigo, and were a dedicated and fantastic brigade who deserved to know if their planned new station would still go ahead within the timeframe allocated by the CFA.

“The Minister should now confirm that the $41 million cut to the CFA budget will not impact on the building of this new fire station. The land has been purchased by the CFA and the Kangaroo Flat CFA is now waiting to hear that their new station will be built as committed to by the CFA”.

“The National Party Minister’s response to my adjournment revealed that he had no knowledge of the planned new fire station, nor could he confirm that the new station would go ahead as planned”.

“I hope the Minister will follow up on this important CFA project and give an assurance to the people of Kangaroo Flat and the Kangaroo Flat brigade that they will get their new station and not be expected to wait years for it to be built”.

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