Firies planning new Cockburn Central home


Closed: The Success fire station shut down after staff cancer cases were reported.
Closed: The Success fire station shut down after staff cancer cases were reported.

A CONCEPT plan for a new fire station in Cockburn Central has been put out for public consultation.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) is looking to build a new station on a reserve on Cooper Street as a replacement for the Success Fire Station on Hammond Road, which closed in 2014.

That closure was forced after testing failed to link the site to a number of cancer cases in staff based there.

The initial concept plan available to the public involves using about 70 per cent of the reserve for the station, with the remainder of the reserve to be landscaped at a cost to DFES.

The old facility on Hammond Road would be removed and is likely to be turned into additional netball courts and parking bays.

Residents have until October 10 to have their say on the proposal.

Visit www.cockburn.wa.gov.au for information.