Nationals set to fund new $2.1 million Myrtleford Fire Station
Friday 27 April 2018
A brand new Myrtleford CFA station worth $2.1 million will be built under an elected Nationals government, Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy announced today.
Mr McCurdy said he was delighted to make this pledge to the hard working and dedicated members of the Myrtleford CFA.
“The Myrtleford CFA station is more than 30 years old and no longer meets the needs of the fantastic volunteers who serve this community,” Mr McCurdy said.
“It is vital this community has the resources it needs to fight fires and protect property and this new facility will provide that.”
Mr McCurdy said the new Myrtleford station would include sufficient shedding for vehicles, a meeting room, incident control room, change rooms and kitchen.
“The Myrtleford CFA is placed extremely well to ensure that the new CFA building will be a wonderful investment in this town,” he said.
“Locally there is an extremely high ratio of state-owned land to privately owned land so the very best firefighting facilities are essential.
“This new station will be built fit-for-purpose and will meet all the requirements of the local CFA.”
Mr McCurdy said the Myrtleford community had been through some difficult times so this support was sure to make a significant difference.
“The local CFA desperately needs this new station to replace the current outdated facilities that are too small to fit its vehicles,” he said.
“Myrtleford’s CFA is an invaluable asset to the town, protecting our communities when we need help the most.
“The new facilities will also help the Myrtleford brigade to attract and retain volunteers and better support the next generation of firefighters.
“Daniel Andrews has fought tooth-and-nail to tear our CFA apart. Unlike Labor, The Nationals will fight to protect those who protect us.”