- Wednesday, 7 April 2021 at 6:03 am
Fire Rescue Victoria has today announced the site for Clyde North’s fire station, which will allow firefighters to meet the needs of the growing south-east for years to come.
The new fire station will be large enough to accommodate up to eight firefighters per shift, and up to two appliances once constructed.
Fire Rescue Commissioner Ken Block today joined Parliamentary Secretary for Police and Emergency Services, Paul Edbrooke MP, along with Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale and Member for Cranbourne Pauline Richards to launch the project.
“Melbourne’s outer suburbs are growing and expanding as is much of regional Victoria, and as a modern fire and rescue service, FRV is ensuring that we adapt our resources and response to reflect this,” Commissioner Block said.
“The acquisition of this land is a fantastic step forward for this project, which will mean that residents in the south-east will continue to be protected 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
“FRV will continue to work seamlessly with our emergency services colleagues including the CFA and SES to serve the local community in Clyde and Clyde North.”
The parcel of land acquired is situated on the corner of Matterhorn Drive and Thompson Road in Clyde North.
Designs for the fire station are being finalised, with work expected to begin late in 2021.
The fire station is expected to be completed in mid to late 2023 pending external factors.
While work on the station is completed, FRV firefighters will continue to work alongside local CFA firefighters to respond to emergencies in the area.