TheTerritory Labor Government today announced the site for the new $25 millionstate-of-the-art Palmerston Fire Station.
Thestation which was announced in February – will be built at the old VIVO bussite off Howard Springs Road.
Thenew location means fire fighters can respond to emergencies in Palmerston andrural areas within seven minutes by road.
Itwill be home to 24 fire fighters, along with additional NTES volunteers, andwill feature state-of-the-art facilities, including more room for largerappliances, training facilities, and an operations room.
Constructionis due to commence later this year, and be completed by 2021. .
Quotesfrom Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Nicole Manison:
TheTerritory Labor Governments number one priority is creating local jobs -construction of this Fire Station will support more than 180 jobs.
Thecurrent Palmerston Fire Station is coming to its end of life and is strugglingto keep up with the growing demands of Palmerston.
Thenew station will provided our fire fighters with the modern facilities theyneed and deserve.
Quotesfrom Member for Drysdale Eva Lawler
Ourfire fighters do an amazing job protecting our community.
Thenew Palmerston Fire Station is strategically located to ensure our firefighters can get to emergencies quicker in Palmerston and the rural areas making it safer for the community.
Palmerstonis growing and we are investing in its future by providing better amenities andservices that our community needs and wants.
Quotesfrom Member for Brennan Tony Sievers:
Weare a government who delivers for the people of Palmerston.
Wehave just completed construction of the Palmerston Police Station and will nowcommence work on a brand new fire station.
Bothfacilities are something the people of Palmerston have been needing foryears – and I am proud to be part of a government who is delivering it forthem.
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