25 Aug 2019
Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services
Eva Lawler, Member for Drysdale
Tony Sievers, Member for Brennan
The Territory Labor Government today announced the site for the new $25 million state-of-the-art Palmerston Fire Station.
The station – which was announced in February - will be built at the old VIVO bus site off Howard Springs Road.
The new location means fire fighters can respond to emergencies in Palmerston and rural areas within seven minutes by road.
It will be home to 24 fire fighters, along with additional NTES volunteers, and will feature state-of-the-art facilities, including more room for larger appliances, training facilities, and an operations room.
Construction is due to commence later this year, and be completed by 2021. .
Quotes from Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Nicole Manison:
“The Territory Labor Government’s number one priority is creating local jobs - construction of this Fire Station will support more than 180 jobs.
“The current Palmerston Fire Station is coming to its end of life and is struggling to keep up with the growing demands of Palmerston.
“The new station will provided our fire fighters with the modern facilities they need and deserve.”
Quotes from Member for Drysdale Eva Lawler
“Our fire fighters do an amazing job protecting our community.
“The new Palmerston Fire Station is strategically located to ensure our fire fighters can get to emergencies quicker in Palmerston and the rural areas – making it safer for the community.
“Palmerston is growing and we are investing in its future by providing better amenities and services that our community needs and wants.”
Quotes from Member for Brennan Tony Sievers:
“We are a government who delivers for the people of Palmerston.
“We have just completed construction of the Palmerston Police Station and will now commence work on a brand new fire station.
“Both facilities are something the people of Palmerston have been needing for years - and I am proud to be part of a government who is delivering it for them.”
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