Issued: 11 November 2016
Western Sydney has a new multi-million dollar fire station to support emergency services across the area as part of a record budget for Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW).
The $3.4 million state-of-the-art Ropes Crossing Fire Station was opened by the Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott and FRNSW Commissioner Greg Mullins today.
The new station is part of a $693.2 million investment in FRNSW for 2016/17 - the largest in its 132 year history.
Ropes Crossing Fire Station is staffed with a mixture of full-time and retained (or on-call) firefighters. The facility includes a double fire engine bay, improved and larger staff accommodation areas and training facilities, separate male/female amenities and improved storage.
The former Dunheved Fire Station was relocated to the new site to improve the region's emergency response and capability. Dunheved, Mt Druitt and St Marys fire stations had been located within a few kilometres of each other.
"The new Ropes Crossing Fire Station, coupled with the relocation of the Mt Druitt Fire Station, will ensure better emergency response coverage for communities throughout the growing Western Sydney area," Mr Elliott said. "This new fire station will provide a permanent, better base for the firefighters who work hard to protect the local and surrounding communities."
The NSW Government has also delivered new fire stations in other parts of Western Sydney including Cabramatta, Bankstown and Chester Hill.
Commissioner Mullins said Ropes Crossing Fire Station's modern facilities would boost firefighters' ability to continue their work in keeping the community safe and protected from fires and other emergencies.
"Ropes Crossing Fire Station will provide firefighters with the facilities they need to continue to deliver the best service possible well into the future," Commissioner Mullins said.