Commitment to new site for Shepparton ‘firies’

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THE new Shepparton Fire Station will be built at the CFA’s preferred site at Karibok Park if the Liberal National Coalition is elected in November.

Shadow Minister for Emergency Services, Brad Battin said funding for the new station had been allocated for well over 12 months and Shepparton firefighters were frustrated by the inaction of the Andrews Labor Government and Emergency Services Minister, James Merlino to secure the site and get construction underway.

The CFA’s preferred site at Karibok Park is crown land managed by Greater Shepparton City Council and Mr Battin called on the Minister for Emergency Services, James Merlino to stop procrastinating and get on with building the station, the first step of which is to name a site.

Shadow Minister for Emergency Services, Brad Battin said, “James Merlino has ignored this issue for over 12 months and refuses to build the station Shepparton firefighters deserve.

“A Liberal National Government will work with the CFA and Greater Shepparton City Council to support Shepparton’s firefighters and build a new station.”

Member for Northern Victoria, Wendy Lovell said, “I have raised the building of a new fire station several times in parliament but the minister and the government have chosen to do nothing.”