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Shire of Harvey 14 Nov 2020

The Australind SES building was officially opened on Saturday, 14 November.

Shire of Harvey President Paul Gillett congratulated the brigade volunteers on their efforts to make this project possible.

“The volunteers are the backbone of this organisation and they help keep our community safe,” Cr Gillett said.

This new building is fit for purpose, with an operations room double the size of the previous one which means they will be able to have quicker response times.

“I understand that this new building will improve response times for our SES volunteers and provide opportunities for team members to work more effectively, due to improved technology and new types of training that can be made available,” Cr Gillett said.

A three bay drive through shed, along with more storage, office space and upgraded communications will also mean a more streamlined response.

The cost of construction cost was $1.134 million of which $930,052 was a DFES Capital Grant and the Shire of Harvey contribution of $204,265.

Cr Gillett said through the support of the DFES Capital Grant the Shire could support this project which was important to meet the population growth and growing needs of the community.