Issued: 16 September 2015
Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott has approved a $21.3 million contract for the construction of a new Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) headquarters at Greenacre.
ADCO Constructions Pty Ltd has won the contract following a three-month tender process.
The new two-storey headquarters on Amarina Avenue in Greenacre will combine FRNSW's corporate, administrative and specialist functions along with the fire prevention and logistics units that currently occupy a separate building on the site.
"This is part of a NSW Government plan to relocate and consolidate more than 3,000 public servants to new offices in Western Sydney, boosting the region's economy and supporting local jobs and investment," Mr Elliott said.
"It will also save the taxpayer $2.5 million a year in city office space rent."
FRNSW Commissioner Greg Mullins said Pyrmont Fire Station is being refurbished to provide temporary desks for staff whose work brings them to the CBD.
The new headquarters adds to the huge spend on 16 new fire stations already under way in communities across NSW, including Ballina, Marsden Park, Mount Druitt, Ropes Crossing, Rutherford, South Windsor, Yennora and Oran Park.
Construction on the FRNSW head office is expected to start this year and be complete by 2017.