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Friday, 13 February 2015

WORK BEGINS ON NEW KANGAROO FLAT CFA STATION

Work has officially begun on the new $1.8 million Kangaroo Flat Fire Station following a sod turn ceremony at the future site today.

Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards officially marked the beginning of construction and congratulated all who had been involved in getting the project to this stage.

The new premises will replace the current station that was built in 1954.

Kangaroo Flat is one ofBendigo’s busiest brigades and responds to over 180 calls each year.

When complete, the new station will provide a modern base for firefighters and will improve the ability of the brigade to respond quickly and effectively to incidents.

The Kangaroo Flat Fire Brigade was established over 150 years ago and has always worked from its current site.

Kangaroo Flat has a population of over 9,000 people and almost 4,000 residential dwellings.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards:

The new station will assist the Kangaroo Flat brigade to keep up with the demands of the growing population and ongoing fire risk in the area.”

“The brigade services one of the most densely populated areas in the City of Greater Bendigo so it needs infrastructure and equipment to do this effectively.”

“The new station will help the brigade continue its proud history of protecting the local community.”

“I look forward to coming back to see the new station when complete.”

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