Thursday 19th November 2020

The Andrews Government has invested $275,957 in the Nilma North Fire Station to improve infrastructure and facilities, backing the important work that our volunteers do and provide a boost in employment within the local community.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today announced Nilma North Fire Station would receive funding to deliver vital repairs and refurbishments.

The project is among 125 projects sharing in $20 million in funding under the Emergency Services Refurbishment Fund, as part of the government’s $2.7 billion Building Works package.

Nilma North Fire Station will receive $275,957 to fund internal modifications including the relocation of volunteer turn out area and equipment from existing motor room to secure change room area for male and female volunteers, and the upgrade of non-compliant kitchen and equipment.

The investment enables volunteer emergency services agencies to carry out urgent maintenance, repairs and upgrades to extend the life and improve safety of their existing facility and asset portfolios and provide support to Victorian businesses and workers affected by the downturn in the Victorian economy caused by the pandemic.

Projects will commence in the coming weeks at local Country Fire Authority brigades, Victoria State Emergency Service units, Life Saving Victoria clubs and Marine Search and Rescue flotillas across Victoria. Agencies are engaging businesses from their local communities to undertake the work and to supply equipment and materials.

The funding will be administered by the Community Safety Building Authority, which oversees infrastructure projects on behalf of the Department of Justice and Community Safety.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“This project will improve the condition of critical infrastructure and ensure the Nilma North Fire Station will be able to continue its incredible work keeping the community safe.”

“The Emergency Services Refurbishment Fund will extend the life of existing facilities and resources, while developing job opportunities within the local community.”