Carlsruhe CFA volunteers will benefit from a $600,000 station upgrade, thanks to funding in the Victorian Budget 2018/19.

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, visited the station today to announce upgrades that will deliver the modern, fit-for-purpose facilities that Carlsruhe’s dedicated firefighters deserve.

The Carlsruhe Fire Brigade has been in existence for nearly 60 years, and has been based at its current site for most of its history.

The brigade has a very active core membership of 54 volunteers.

The Carlsruhe upgrade has been funded as part of the Victorian Government’s $43 million Budget commitment to upgrade and build new CFA, Victoria State Emergency Service and Life Saving Victoria facilities.

Other funded CFA projects include a major upgrade to the Mount Macedon fire station, which received $1.6 million.

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas

“The Carlsruhe Fire Brigade is a vital part of the local community, and I’m really pleased this upgrade is being funded by the Andrews Labor Government.”

“This $600,000 redevelopment will provide the brigade’s volunteers with state-of-the-art facilities to allow them to continue the excellent work they do.”

“Protecting the local community is a vital task, and the Victorian Government will continue to ensure CFA firefighters will get the equipment and facilities they need.”