ONE STEP CLOSER TO NEW MOUNT MACEDON FIRE STATION

Construction is underway on a new fire station in Mount Macedon, which will deliver a significant
boost to fire services in the Macedon region.

Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas visited the site to mark the beginning of the build and to
turn the first sod.

The new $3.1 million facility will be built on the same main road at 595 Mount Macedon Road – and
will provide a modern facility for the local volunteers.

When fully operational, the station will provide more room for the brigade’s appliances to move
around and continue to support the growing population of Mount Macedon and surrounds.

The new station will include three motor-room bays, a multipurpose room with kitchen, separate turn
out facilities for men and women, accessible amenities, a brigade office, workshop and
communications room.

In addition, the large premises will also contain training yard and on-site parking for volunteers.
The Mount Macedon Fire Brigade has 29 registered members and has served the community for about
60 years – having operated out of the existing site for about 55 years – and responds to about 40
callouts a year.

The brigade also supports surrounding emergency services agencies for a range of incidents including
motor vehicle accidents, grassland, residential and industrial fires and Emergency Medical Response.
The new Mount Macedon Fire Station has been funded by the Andrews Labor Government as part of
its ongoing commitment to provide Victoria’s hardworking CFA volunteers the equipment and
infrastructure they need to support their communities.

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas
“Firefighters at Mount Macedon do a fantastic job protecting the community – this new station will
give them the space and facilities they need and deserve to enhance the area’s emergency response
capabilities.”

“This brigade has been a central part of the community for almost 60 years, and this Labor
Government’s investment will ensure their important work will continue for many years to come.”