NEW FIRE STATIONS AND EQUIPMENT FOR UPPER HUNTER FIRIES
The Upper Hunter electorate is set to benefit from three new fire stations, two for Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) and one for NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) firefighters.
Member for Upper Hunter, Dave Layzell, was joined by Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott, FRNSW Commissioner Paul Baxter and RFS Chief Superintendent Jayson McKellar today to unveil the designs of the new state-of-the-art fire stations.
Mr Layzell said the reveal of the $650,000 Kayuga RFS Brigade Station has special significance to the community of Kayuga as the brigade celebrated its 90th anniversary last year and has quadrupled its membership numbers since the 2019/2020 bush fire season.
“Today is a great day for Upper Hunter, as we unveil the designs of the new $3.05 million Muswellbrook Fire Station and $2.1 million Dungog Fire Station for our FRNSW firefighters,” he said.
“Both Muswellbrook and Dungog fire stations are set to be completed in 2022 and will provide firefighters with the facilities they need to do the important work they do for our communities.”
“Muswellbrook will also benefit from a brand new $300,000 bush fire tanker, which will give our firefighters the edge when responding to various emergencies.”
Mr Elliott said the new fire stations would improve efficiencies in the region’s emergency response and capability.
“The NSW Government is committed to providing our firefighters with the best possible facilities and equipment, so they can get on with the job they do best – protecting life and property,” he said.
“Our firefighters need to be well-resourced and equipped to protect the community from fires, motor vehicle crashes, hazardous materials incidents and other emergencies,”
“The three new stations will ensure our agencies meet the growing needs of the Upper Hunter community and continue to provide the best possible service to the people of Kayuga, Muswellbrook, Dungog and surrounding communities.”