Minister Garrett Reaffirms Commitment to Edithvale CFA

An Andrews Labor Government is committed to building a new fire station for the Edithvale CFA, supporting our hard working firefighters who work tirelessly to keep the local community safe.

This week the Minister for Emergency Services, Jane Garrett MP, joined the Member for Mordialloc, Tim Richardson MP to reaffirm Labor’s $2.5 million commitment to build a new fire station. Minister Garrett’s visit was also an opportunity to congratulate the latest recruits to Edithvale CFA, which takes their volunteer numbers to over 100 members.

The new station has been welcomed by the local community and includes additional bays, offices, training facilities and car parking.

Recently a Project Control Board was established to oversee the project and provide regular updates to the Minister and department. The Board comprises representatives from the CFA, City of Kingston, local elected representatives including chairperson, Tim Richardson MP, along with representatives of Edithvale CFA.

In the last twelve months Edithvale CFA has attended 88 fires and explosions, 53 protected premises and high-risk structures, 50 motor vehicle accidents and 18 hazardous material incidents.

Edithvale CFA has had a long and proud history of serving and protecting our community since its establishment in 1925. It is an entirely volunteer brigade, supported by over 100 local members who play a vital role in keeping our region safe.

Quotes attributable to Member for Mordialloc, Tim Richardson MP

“The Edithvale CFA is one of the most active brigades in the state. It is important that we build them a new station to support their continued efforts for the community.”

“Our local firefighters work hard to protect us and they deserve our support and I am pleased that Minister Garrett was able to visit the brigade and see firsthand the work they do in our local community.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Emergency Services, Jane Garret MP

“A new station will provide better facilities for firefighters and continue the work of previous Labor governments.”

 

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