- A re-elected Napthine Government to build new $2.5 million Scoresby CFA station
- Investment will increase emergency response capabilities in Scoresby area
- Coalition Government building a better and safer Victoria
Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response and Liberal Candidate for Rowville Kim Wells today announced that a re-elected Napthine Government will fund a new $2.5 million CFA station in Scoresby.
“The Napthine Government is building a safer Victoria by ensuring Scoresby is better protected from the threat of fires and other emergencies than ever before,” Mr Wells said.
“Funding of $2.5 million will enable the construction of a new station at the current site and builds on the millions of dollars the Coalition Government has already invested over the past four years to enhance emergency response capabilities in our region.”
Mr Wells said the dedicated volunteer brigade of 60 members is the backbone of Scoresby’s emergency response, attending around 600 callouts each year.
“This is about providing our hardworking firefighters with the latest specialist equipment and resources to increase protection for Scoresby and the surrounding communities,” Mr Wells said.
“Only a re-elected Napthine Government will fund this important infrastructure project which will strengthen Scoresby’s emergency services.
Mr Wells said the local community was already benefiting from increased frontline emergency services, with the Napthine Government delivering a new $5.84 million integrated station in Rowville.
“In addition, we have also delivered a new $765,000 heavy pumper for Rowville firefighters.
“The Napthine 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 Napthine Government is delivering on our commitment to strengthen Victoria’s emergency services.”
Mr Wells said the Coalition Government’s continued investments 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.