Captain Helen Kenney said the brigade would move into the town’s community centre before moving into its new station before the upcoming fire season.
“We will be sharing the building with other user groups including Landcare and the local historical society,” she said.
“It’s great that this space has been offered to us and it will help us as a brigade to further connect with the local community.”
Ms Kenney said arrangements were being made to house St Andrews Fire Brigade appliances on the centre’s basketball court, with temporary lighting being put in place.
“It’s all really starting to happen now so is quite exciting - the new three-bay station will have a kitchen, two toilets and a multi-purpose room,” she said.
“Currently, all of our members have to use the engine bay room for things like meetings so the new station will make a big difference.”
St Andrews Fire Brigade currently has 66 registered members – 44 who are accredited. The town and its surrounds was significantly affected by the February 2009 bushfires with 55 homes destroyed and a number of lives lost.
“There is definitely a significant fire risk,” Ms Kenney said.
“Prior to the 2009 fires we required a new facility and thanks to a lot of generous donations from corporate, individuals, the members themselves and $72,000 from the Newman’s Foundation, it won’t be too long until we move into our new station.”
Funding for the fire station was also provided through the CFA capital works program.