Construction begins on new SES building

Published: Tuesday, 6 November 2018 at 4:10:02 PM

The Geraldton-Greenough State Emergency Services (SES) volunteers will soon have a new home as construction of their new building began this week.

The modern facility which includes an administrative building, shed, garage and training tower will be located at the northwest boundary of the Geraldton Airport on Aeromedical Road.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the new centrally located facility will enable the 30 SES volunteers to provide their essential services to all areas of the City.

“SES volunteers provide an important service to the community which includes responding to natural disasters such as major flooding, fires and severe storms events,” he said.

“Their service also extends to mass casualty events, emergency repairs to buildings, restoration of essential services and transportation of cargo and passengers.

“The central location of the building near major road arteries will enable quick response times in during emergencies and they will also be able to provide an additional layer of assistance in the event of an aircraft incident at the airport.”

The $1.8 million facility is 100 percent funded by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services after the City refused the State Government’s request to fund only 50 percent of the project. Construction works will be undertaken by local contractor Geraldton Building Services and Cabinets Pty Ltd. The estimated date of completion for the project is April 2019.

For more information on the project visit the City’s website www.cgg.wa.gov.au

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