- A re-elected Coalition Government to build new $1.2 million Broadford CFA station
- Investment will increase emergency response capabilities in Euroa electorate
- Coalition Government building a better and safer Victoria
Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells, Nationals Candidate for Euroa Steph Ryan and Liberals Candidate for Euroa Tony Schneider today announced that a re-elected Coalition Government will fund a new $1.2 million CFA station in Broadford.
“The Coalition Government is building a safer Victoria by ensuring Broadford is better protected than ever before from the threat of fires and other emergencies,” Ms Ryan said.
“The commitment will provide funding for land acquisition and construction of a new station, and builds on the millions of dollars the Coalition Government has already invested over the past four years to enhance emergency response capabilities for our region.”
Ms Ryan said the dedicated volunteer brigade of around 50 members has been serving the community for more than 80 years and are the backbone of Broadford’s emergency response, responding to around 160 callouts each year.
“Only a re-elected Coalition Government will fund this important infrastructure project which will strengthen Broadford’s emergency services,” Ms Ryan said.
Ms Ryan said the local community was already benefiting from increased frontline emergency services, with the Coalition Government delivering a new DMO in Seymour and a new station for Wandong.
“In addition we have also delivered new tankers for Kilmore and Tallarook,” Ms Ryan said.
“The Coalition Government has significantly bolstered community protection for our local area over the past four years, and we won’t stop there.
“Community safety is paramount, and the Coalition Government is delivering on its commitment to strengthen Victoria’s emergency services.”
Liberal Candidate for Euroa Tony Schneider welcomed the announcement which he said would boost emergency response capabilities for the region.
“This investment is about providing Broadford’s hardworking firefighters with the latest specialist equipment and resources to increase protection for the region,” Mr Schneider said.
“It will also ensure a greater level of protection for our local community and volunteer firefighters who help to ensure our families are better protected.”
Mr Wells said the Coalition Government’s continued investment in Victoria’s emergency services recognises the critical role firefighters play in keeping Victorians safe.
”Since 2010, the Coalition Government has invested $2.29 billion in the CFA, more than any previous government,” Mr Wells said.
“This financial year the CFA Budget is $457 million, $58 million more than when Labor left office in 2010.
“Under a Napthine Government, Victoria’s emergency management response is better prepared and resourced than ever before,” Mr Wells said.