State Budget 2018: Government pledges $8 million for new Kensington fire station

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THE State Government announced it would spend almost $8 million on a new career fire and rescue service (CFRS) station in Kensington in Thursday’s Budget.

The facility will replace the current station on George Street in Kensington, which opened in July 1973 to replace the Coode Street Fire Station.

South Perth MLA John McGrath said he welcomed the funds allocated to the service.

“A new replacement CFRS station is necessary and overdue to keep up with the changing nature of parts of the South Perth and neighbouring electorates,” he said.

“An improved and expanded fire station will cater for new equipment and appliances that will improve that station’s capacity in responding to more diverse needs, such as the areas of high density living containing new high rise residential and commercial buildings.”

The State Government also announced that $10 million has been put towards the Manning Road on-ramp construction project.

The first stage designs for the $35 million project have been completed, with Main Roads having run community information sessions about its progress in early April.

Seventy million dollars will be spent to remove level crossings around the metro area, including Oats Street in Carlisle.

In 2018-19, an estimated $35 million will be spent while $34 million is being put forward in the 2019-20 estimates.

There will be $2 million for the Belmont City College’s performing arts centre with a further $3 million promised in 2019-20.

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