- $1.2m new facility includes a dedicated administration area, training space, operations facilities and storage
- Facility can operate as a level 3 incident control centre
- Newman SES unit collaborated with local government and DFES on planning, design and furnishing of new facility
The members of Newman's State Emergency Service unit officially have a new home with the opening today of their $1.2 million purpose-built facility.
The facility had been many years in the planning, and the Newman SES unit had worked closely with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services and Shire of East Pilbara on its design, planning and furnishing.
Because of its remote location, the new facility has been constructed to operate as a level 3 incident control centre in the event of large scale incidents such as storms, cyclones, fire and land searches within the Pilbara.
The Newman SES members have a wide range of responsibilities given their remote location, and the purpose-built facility meets their wide-ranging needs and skill set.
Comments attributed to Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan:
"I'm very pleased to have been able to attend this opening and congratulate the Newman SES unit on their achievements to date.
"I am sure this will be an excellent facility that will meet the needs of the SES unit as they respond to emergencies in their area.
"The ability to use the facility as a level 3 incident control centre will be of great benefit to the region when it faces extreme situations such as cyclones, fire or land searches.
"We have more than 2,000 SES volunteers across our State, and it's extraordinary the commitment they give to the community and the wide range of roles they perform.
"Remote locations like Newman need the kind of volunteers who make up the Newman SES unit, and I hope that this new facility will give them a great base in which to serve their community."
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