CFA fire stations in Berrimal, Carapooee and Glenloth East are set to be transformed into new community hubs after funding for upgrades was announced by Member for Swan Hill, Peter Walsh, today.
“These three projects have been funded under the $1.4m CFA Community Facilities Program and have been funded jointly by the CFA and Department of Planning and Community Development,” Mr Walsh said.
“Joint funding initiatives such as these enable the redevelopment of older rural fire stations into substantial facilities which are accessible to the community not only in times of emergency.
“By creating new spaces for locals to get together and hold community meetings and events we can not only revitalise these rural fire stations, but also their communities,” he said.
The three funded projects are:
• $178,800 to redevelop the Berrimal Fire Station featuring a new two bay fire station and upgrades to the meeting area for the brigade and local community.
• $180,000 to redevelop the Carapooee Fire Station featuring a new multi-purpose usable meeting area for the community.
• $178,800 to redevelop the Glenloth East Fire Station featuring a new two bay fire station and upgrades to the meeting area for the brigade and local community.
The projects are jointly funded with the DPCD contributing $85,000 to each of the projects and the balance coming from the CFA.
Minister for Regional and Rural Development, Peter Ryan, today said the projects were three of nine similar ones funded so far.
“The Victorian Government is proud to invest in revitalising CFA stations, especially in communities like Berrimal, Carapooee and Glenloth East where local community venues options are limited,” Mr Ryan said.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
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