Liberals pledge new Stoneville fire station


Emergency Services Minister Joe Francis and Kalamunda MLA John Day with members of the Stoneville Volunteer Bushfire Brigade.
Emergency Services Minister Joe Francis and Kalamunda MLA John Day with members of the Stoneville Volunteer Bushfire Brigade.

STONEVILLE would gain a new bushfire station under a re-elected Liberal government, says Emergency Services Minister Joe Francis.

He made the announcement alongside Kalamunda MLA John Day, promising a contribution of $250,000 to build a new headquarters for the Stoneville Volunteer Bushfire Brigade.

“In the event of an emergency, Mundaring will be much better able to set up as an incident control centre, also potentially covering the Gidgegannup area,” Mr Francis said.

“Along with incident control and co-|ordination, a new headquarters would mean Department of Fire and Emergency Services staff could be strategically located in the North East region.”

Mr Day said the new headquarters would also provide potential office space for DFES central staff to be located in the area.

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He said Stoneville’s 65 volunteers firefighters often travelled east to fight fires and had attended fires inYarloop and Esperance.

The Shire of Mundaring is responsible for management of the brigade, including the station facilities, and preliminary discussions have begun to replace the station on Bentley Road and the community hall.