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  • Writer's pictureDave Layzell MP


Muswellbrook’s new $3.05 million fire station is beginning to take shape, with construction passing the halfway point.

Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience Steph Cooke said the building’s structural steel frame has been installed and the concrete floor slab has been laid.

“Once completed, this multi-million dollar facility will feature a triple engine bay, training facilities, a fitness room and facilities for an on-site Duty Commander,” Ms Cooke said.

“The new fire station will improve emergency response times and capability across the region so that our firefighters can get on with the job they do best – protecting life and property.”

Located 150 metres from the current fire station, the new building will replace the existing facility which has served the people of Muswellbrook and surrounding communities for more than 45 years.

Member for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell said the new fire station would enhance the ability of firefighters to respond to fires and other emergencies.
“Our firefighters need to be well-resourced and equipped to protect the community from fires, and respond to motor vehicle crashes, hazardous materials incidents and other emergencies,” Mr Layzell said.

“This investment allows our firefighters to maintain a high level of service to communities in the Upper Hunter.”

$1 million has been committed in the 2022-23 NSW Budget to complete the $3.05 million project.

Construction is due to be completed at the end of 2022, weather permitting.

PHOTO CAPTION: 1: Dave Layzell and Minister Steph Cooke inspect progress on the new Muswellbrook NSW Fire+Rescue Station with Supt Brett Jackson.

2: Minister Steph Cooke, Dave Layzell, Supt Brett Jackson and the new Muswellbrook NSW Fire+Rescue Station project team.


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