The Member for Bass, Ken Smith MP announced today at the Tynong Fire Station that the Coalition Government has included $530,000 in the 2012-13 Budget for the building of a new fire station for the Tynong Fire Brigade.
Speaking at the fire station today, Ken Smith said he was pleased funding has been allocated to provide a new building for the Tynong Brigade as a part of the Rural Fire Station Program.
“Tynong Brigade was formed 65 years ago and today 28 volunteer members manage to operate from the old building which was first opened in 1974. Although renovations and extensions have been made to the fire station over time it is clearly no longer suitable. The brigade has outgrown the aged facility and it is time to build a new station which can be utilised by the entire community,” said Ken Smith.
CFA Southern Metro have been working in partnership with the Shire of Cardinia and the Tynong Fire Brigade to secure a suitable site for the relocation and replacement of a much needed new fire station for Tynong, addressing the changing demand in demographics and also the types of callouts the brigade now attends. The great support provided via the Government funding for the Rural Fire Station Program will enable this important project to proceed during the 2012/13 year.
Ken Smith said “This funding will enable the local CFA volunteers have the best facilities to help them do their great work in protecting local communities.”
Tynong’s Response Area includes the following roads within its borders:
Bunyip River Rd, Nine Mile Rd, Fogarty Rd, Tynong North Rd, out to Four Mile Track, up to Gembrook – Tonimbuk Rd, Brew Rd, Mont Albert Rd & Gunn Rd.
Tynong Captain, John Glazzard and CFA Southern Metro Regional Director, Peter Schmidt welcomed the announcement and together with the Shire of Cardinia look forward to securing suitable land in the near future and having the new fire station built and ready for occupancy as soon as possible.
Photos taken by Shelley Applebee