Fire station project right on schedule

A new career fire station is under construction in Butler.
A new career fire station is under construction in Butler.

Department of Fire and Emergency Services asset planning and delivery director Mike Waters said construction of the station on Headingly Crescent was on track to finish in November, with the official commissioning planned in December. ‘One urban pump and one light tanker crewed by one station officer and three firefighters, will continue to be on shift and available to respond 24 hours a day at the new station,’ Mr Waters said.

‘Formed in 2005, firefighters currently operate from a site managed by the Public Transport Authority within the Nowergup rail facility.

‘The station will continue to service Butler, Quinns Rocks, Mindarie, Merriwa, Ridgewood, Clarkson and parts of Kinross and Jindalee, but will assist throughout the metropolitan area if required.’

Parry and Rosenthal Architects designed the $5.4 million station, which is being built by Universal Constructions.