The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Orana Team is celebrating the opening of a new fire station at Gollan.
Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott joined Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders MP and NSW RFS Commissioner Rob Rogers AFSM at a special event on Saturday to mark the station’s official opening and thank volunteers for their service to the community during the 2019/2020 bush fires.
Mr Saunders said the new station will mean the Gollan area is better prepared for fire events.
“This station will make a great difference for the volunteers at Gollan Rural Fire Brigade and will mean they are better prepared in the event of a fire in their area, or to respond when called on in other areas,” he said.
“These fire stations also provide a community hub for those who dedicate their time to serving their community and I am pleased to know they can enjoy this new space.”
Mr Elliott said the new facility will be well utilised by the Gollan community.
“This excellent new station, built at a cost of almost $225,000, is a modern, standalone, fit-for-purpose building that is greatly welcomed by the volunteers and the communities they serve,” Mr Elliott said.
“The new station has space for two tankers, as well as a training/store room. Before this new station was built, the brigade’s tankers were stored at neighbouring properties and brigade meetings were held in the Gollan Hall, so I am certain this new building is greatly welcomed by all.”