A new integrated fire station will be built to keep the Craigieburn community safe, following a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government.

Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino has announced the Labor Government is allocating more than $13 million in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 to build the new integrated station for career and volunteer firefighters.

The expanded and improved station will be located at a new site in Craigieburn, replacing the existing station.

The new facility will include space for as many as five fire trucks, as well as bed accommodation for 12 firefighters. At least eight career firefighters will be based at the station.

The Labor Government is continuing to massively invest in Victoria’s fire services, funding the infrastructure, training and equipment that is needed to keep communities safe.

The Craigieburn Fire Brigade has been serving the community since 1945.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino:

“The new station will mean the Craigieburn Fire Brigade have the bigger, better and more modern base they need to protect their growing community.”

“Across our state, we are giving our firefighters the facilities and equipment they need to respond to emergencies and keep people safe.”

Quotes attributable to the Member for Yuroke Ros Spence:

“Melbourne’s north is growing, and this new station will help make sure our local firefighting services can continue to keep Craigieburn safe.”

“Our local firefighters do a terrific job and this new station will provide the space and facilities that they need.”