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MINISTER FOR EMERGENCY Services James Merlino has announced a State Government funding of $7.5 million to acquire land and build permanent, modern fire stations for Truganina and Wyndham Vale fire brigades.

The funding will be split between the two areas, with $1.5 million put towards the acquisition of land for each site and $2.25 million put towards the development of stations.
As a result both Truganina and Wyndham Vale brigades will have a more modern and suitable base from which they have capacity to increase their membership and better protect residents in a growing area.
The new stations will allow each brigade to enhance fire protection, suppression and education, ease pressure on surrounding brigades and improve the amenities on offer for its members.
In response to the announcement Captain Colleen Goodfellow (Truganina) says: “This means a great deal not only for our brigade but also for the community as a whole.
“Our brigade has not had a permanent station in many years and members are very excited.
“The facility will provide us with a station that will fulfil the needs of our fast growing community and to have everything under the one roof will be amazing.”
Wyndham Vale Brigade Captain Trevor Weston said: “The new facility will assist the brigade to continue to grow and deliver service to the community into the future. We have great support from the community including a large number of people who wish to volunteer with our brigade.
“Our current facilities prevent us from expanding our membership and with a new station, we will be able to grow our membership.
“Furthermore, the new station will provide enhanced and more stable meeting,  training and general facilities to support the great work that our members do.”
Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows the population for Wyndham Vale grew by more than 10,000 between 2014-15, increasing the brigade’s responses to between 350-400 annually. Wyndham’s population is expected to reach more than 420,000 by 2036 – more than double what it is now.
The stations will be completed by June 2019.

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