Napthine Government Upgrades Wandong Fire Brigade

• Napthine Government delivers a $489,000 upgrade for Wandong CFA station
• Emergency response capabilities boosted for Euroa
• Coalition Government building a better and safer Victoria

A $489,000 Country Fire Authority station has been officially opened, boosting emergency response capabilities in Euroa.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells, along with Liberal candidate for Euroa Tony Schneider and The Nationals candidate for Euroa Steph Ryan, said the Napthine Government is enhancing community protection and strengthening the state’s emergency response throughout rural Victoria.

“Wandong CFA station forms part of the Coalition Government’s $125 million commitment to build or upgrade 250 CFA stations across the state,” Mr Wells said.

“The Napthine Government is building a better and safer Victoria by increasing emergency response capabilities in Wandong and surrounding areas.

“We are well on track to deliver on our commitment by November, with 230 CFA station upgrades now completed.”

Mr Schneider said the refurbished station has replaced a building more than 20 years old, and has been completed in time for the approaching fire season.

“Located in a high-fire risk area, this upgrade will help ensure Wandong is better protected from the threat of fire and other emergencies,” Mr Schneider said.

Ms Ryan said the refurbished station provides the brigade’s 52 members with improved meeting and training facilities, a three bay-station and turnout room.

“Volunteers are the backbone of Victoria’s emergency response and it is absolutely vital that we support them,” Ms Ryan said.

The Victorian Coalition Government has also invested more than $108 million to purchase 275 CFA trucks since coming to office.

This year’s CFA Budget is $457 million, $58 million more than when Labor left office.

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