Work is progressing on the Palmerston Regional Fire Station with the foundation poured and the structure of the complex going up.
The Territory Labor Government continues to invest in projects which create local jobs and enhance community safety.
Supporting over 240 jobs during the peak of construction, the $25 million complex is strategically located on Howard Springs Road.
The complex will be home to station firefighters and the Palmerston NTES Volunteers Unit, which will give the residents of Palmerston and the rural area a modern facility to meet the growing community’s needs for decades to come.
Featuring more room for larger appliances, the new complex will have increased capacity for:
- Larger crew numbers on extreme fire danger days,
- Operation and meeting rooms,
- Training area,
- Breathing apparatus room; and a
- Workshop and communications tower.
The station is expected to be operational in March 2022, with construction completed early 2022.
Quotes from Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Nicole Manison:
“Our firefighters do an incredible job, and we are ensuring they have the best resources possible to deal with our tough fire seasons.
“The people of Palmerston will benefit from a new fire station because it will help our frontline workers do their vital job.
“The new station will provide our fire fighters with the modern facilities they need and deserve – it also marks the fourth fire facility the Territory Labor Government has built since coming to government, along with upgrades to four other stations across the Territory.”
Quotes from Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Eva Lawler
“It is vital to have projects and work which support local jobs and business as we rebound from COVID-19 – construction of this Fire Station will support more than 240 jobs.
“Strategically located, the new Fire Station will ensure our fire fighters can get to emergencies quicker in Palmerston and the rural areas – making it safer for the community.
“Palmerston is growing and we are investing in its future by providing better amenities and services that our community needs and wants.”