Construction of a new $1.5million base for Mundaring’s emergency services will begin next week.
Emergency Services Minister John D’Orazio today broke the ground at the Wandeara Crescent site in the Mundaring Industrial Area where earthworks will begin next week.
Mr D’Orazio said the new facility would accommodate the Mundaring Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, the Mundaring Volunteer Bush Fire Service, the State Emergency Service, Darling Range Communications Brigade and the Mundaring Fire School.
“These organisations provide a vital service in keeping the Mundaring community and its visitors safe and in responding to local emergencies,” he said.
“This is especially important in a community where mixed urban, rural and bush land uses present a range of potential risks.
“More than 100 staff and volunteers will have access to these magnificent new facilities, jointly funded by the State Government and the Shire of Mundaring.
“They will include a modern communications area, offices, a training room, a breathing apparatus cleaning area and five double size parking bays.
“This project is the culmination of more than five years’ planning and I congratulate all involved.”
Local MLA Jaye Radisich said the new facility could bring many benefits.
“Their new shared home will create opportunities for the organisations to share intelligence and work together more effectively,” Ms Radisich said.
“It will also mean they can move out of outdated facilities which are not so well suited to their current needs.”
The facility was designed by architect Graeme Langley and will be built by Eastridge Homes. It is expected to be completed in October 2006.
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